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Luxor Casino announces back-to-back Throwback Thursday headliners

24 February 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- Spring is in the air during the month of March at LAX Nightclub inside Luxor Hotel and Casino, where a weekly lineup of back-to-back Throwback Thursday headliners has sprouted. Wreckx-n-Effect will perform Thursday, 2 March; Arrested Development will perform Thursday, 9 March; Das EFX will perform Thursday, 16 March; CL Smooth will perform Thursday, 23 March; and Coolio will perform Thursday, 30 March.

"Check baby check baby one two three four..." with Wreckx-n-Effect, the new jack swing group who is best known for their 1992 multiplatinum single "Rump Shaker." The song remains notable for its controversial music video, as well as a verse written by Pharrell Williams at the very start of the artist's career. Other chart-topping hits included "Juicy" and "New Jack Swing" from the group's self-titled 1992 debut album.

Arrested Development released its debut album "3 Years, 5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of..." in 1992 to popular and critical praise. In 1993, the alternative hip-hop group won two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group, and was named Band of the Year by Rolling Stone magazine. The community-conscious performers remain well-known for timeless tracks including "Tennessee" and "People Everyday."

Das EFX's introduced the world to their innovative sound with the release of their debut album "Dead Serious," which went platinum and spawned hit singles including "They Want EFX," "Mic Checka" and "Straight Out the Sewer." In 1993, they were featured on the popular Ice Cube track "Check Yo Self" with the refrain "Chiggedy-check yo self before you wriggedy-wreck yo self," which would become part of popular lexicon for the better part of the 1990s.

CL Smooth achieved his first number-one single on the Hot Rap Tracks chart in 1992 with the release of "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)," which was recorded by Pete Rock & CL Smooth. As a solo artist, he released his debut album "American Me" along with its eponymous lead single in 2006. He released a companion album, "The Outsider," in 2007. Throughout his career, Smooth has collaborated with artists including Heavy D & The Boyz, Run-DMC and John Legend & The Roots.

Rap superstar Coolio began his "Fantastic Voyage" in 1994 with the release of his debut solo album, "It Takes a Thief." The following year, he made music history when he recorded "Gangsta's Paradise" for the "Dangerous Minds" soundtrack with R&B singer LV. The song was met with commercial and critical acclaim, earning Coolio the GRAMMY for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1996. With more than 5.7 million copies sold, "Gangsta's Paradise" ranks as one of best-selling singles of all time.

Every Thursday at LAX Nightclub, DJs spin favorite hits from the '80s and '90s, with several memorable Throwback performers hosting select nights throughout the year.

LAX Nightclub is open Thursday - Saturday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. For more information, visit Luxor or follow LAX Nightclub on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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