Big-booty girls backing that ass up onstage with Uncle Luke and bros wearing shorts, screen T's, and neon orange, green, and yellow sunglasses while dancing to Naughty by Nature were the kind of animals that filled the grounds of Zoo Miami for Miami New Times' Brew at the Zoo.
Luke, Naughty, and Pangea Tribe provided the soundtrack as beer-fed party people took a break from all that Sam Adams and brewskies from the Homebrew Alley to jam to some old-school tracks.
The guys of Pangea Tribe welcomed the buzzed crowd to the jungle. It took some work for Christopher Da'Great and Young Begarah to lure the audience away from the beer, but after Da'Great encouraged everyone to "make some damned noise" and Begarah jammed on the conga to a mix of hip-hop, bass, and booty, fans roared and a multitude of people began to make their way to the stage.
Wearing light coral shorts, a matching light blue and coral tribal-printed muscle T, and an old-logo Florida Marlins hat, Da'Great shouted, "If you came to get drunk, put your drinks in the air... If you way too tipsy, make some noise!" as the crowd cheered him on.
"Pangea represents the world coming together, and we're bringing the world together through positive music," Da'Great said before "getting his R. Kelly on" to "Cool Guy."
The Tribe ended with a performance of "Jungle on My Neck" and shared some love with their fans: "We love you, and God loves you."
"Oh shit!" Uncle Luke was in the house to crank up the freak and raunchy factor of the already wild crowd.
"I'm not supposed to perform, but I might do some songs. I need some girls."
Luke handpicked a mix of bootylicious women from the crowd and brought them to the stage for a dance-off.
"DJ don't stop," he hollered as the ladies shook ass to a mash-up of Luke, 2 Live Crew, Rick Ross, and R. Kelly cuts.
"Wait, wait, wait. Let's do one fast song and one slow song."
The bad chicks let loose to Uncle Luke's booty theme song, "Hydrolics," and then took it down a notch with R. Kelly's "Bump N' Grind."
But the most bootylicious of them got low to "Doo Doo Brown." And she stole the show.
After pouring some water down her strapless romper, Uncle Luke encouraged her to "take it off," which she did, at least partially, as she flashed the crowd while still managing to keep her bra on.
"Naughty by Nature's in the mothafuckin' house! Twenty years of 'Hip Hop Hooray'... We're gonna bring the heat to Miami, Jersey style," Treach and Vin Rock shouted as they made their big entrance.
"If you've had a taste of every beer in the house, make some mothafuckin' noise," they said as the crowd roared.
"If you were born in the '90s, make some noise. If you were born in the '80s, make some noise. If you were born in the '70s make some noise."
Basically, the entire crowd made some noise as Naughty by Nature put on a '90s mash-up performance of Luniz's "I've Got Five on It," the Fugees' "Ready or Not," JT Money's "Who Dat," 2Pac's "California Love," and their own, "O.P.P."
It was a mix that brought everyone back to the good ol' days of hip-hop.
"We're celebrating 22 years of hip-hop, y'all," Treach and Vin said as a drunk guy who apparently wanted to live his lifelong dream of being a rap artist was kicked off the stage.
"They told us to not wake the lions and bears and shit out there, but Ima let y'all scream. Everybody say aoooww!"
A "Jamboree" later, the rap duo sang "Happy Birthday to the mothafuckers" of the crowd celebrating a May birthday, as Treach shared Hennessy with the audience.
"Naughty by Nature loves Miami. We look forward to the Heat repeating the championship."
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While Naughty by Nature had everyone, even the most rhythmless white girls dancing, it was Uncle Luke and his raunchy bumping/grinding/thrusting competition that stole the show.
After all, it's hard to compete with the King of Booty and a girl who shamelessly flashes her assets for the entire zoo to see.
In the words of Uncle Luke: "Give it up one time for the big girl."