SUGARHILL GANG WITH GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL & SCORPIO (OF THE FURIOUS 5)
The evolution of Hip Hop has come a long way from its humble beginnings back in the 1970s. Now the highest grossing genre in pop culture, Hip Hop has taken over the airwaves, fashion, television, movies and more.
In 2019, the Sugarhill Gang, one of Hip Hop’s legendary groups, will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of their hit “Rapper’s Delight.” Released on Sugarhill Records, the song was produced by Sylvia Robinson and featured songwriting from Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards.
It was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 and is RIAA certified 2x Platinum. The song became an international hit in the UK, Canada, France, Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland to name a few. It has been featured on TV and in movies Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio along with group members The Creole Kidd, Keith Cowboy, and Rahiem created some of the most iconic songs that includes platinum-selling classic “The Message,” which became the first Hip Hop record inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, and anti-drug song “White Lines (Don’t Don’t Do It).” “White Lines” was also covered by mega new wave band Duran Duran in 1995 and peaked at number five on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Play chart.as well as the lyrics sampled by various artists.
The Sugarhill Gang joins hip hop pioneers Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio of the Furious 5 form a supergroup. This marks a big moment for the culture as these two groups put the genre on the map. With this new alliance, they are already in the studio recording new music as well as currently booking dates for the US and European tour.