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Sugarhill Gang 

When: Sat., April 20, 9 p.m. 2019
Price: $30.00-$35.00
It’s more difficult to check someone’s “B-boy bona-fides” than it used to be. It used to take just two questions: “Where were you when you first heard ‘Rapper’s Delight’?” And “Where were you when you first heard ‘The Message’?” Though the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 “Rapper’s Delight” was not the first hip-hop single to be put on wax, it is the first to go international, become a Top 40 hit, and introduce most of the world to the new genre. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message” in 1982, was the first “socially conscious” hip-hop song, depicting realities of city living with acerbic wit, concise analysis, and tales of woe and worry. Though Henry Lee “Big Bank Hank” Jackson passed away in 2014, the gang is still bringing its legacy to us. They will be joined by Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio of the Furious Five, so if you want to establish your “old-school” street-cred, now’s the time.
— D. Scot Miller


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