The SugarHill Gang & Grandmaster's Furious Five
O2 Academy 2 Islington, London Details
The year was 1979 when the Sugarhill Gang brought their East Coast sound to the masses, with the gigantic hit single, ‘Rappers Delight’, selling over eight million copies and hitting the Billboard Top 40.
The New Jersey three-piece became a global sensation, paving the way for hip hop generations to come and follow on hits included ‘Apache’ and ‘8th Wonder’.
Meanwhile, in the projects of South Bronx, legendary turntablist Grandmaster Flash had assembled with The Furious Five, who were simultaneously spreading ‘The Message’ and liberating dance floors around the world with a new ‘Freedom’. Following Flash’s departure from the group The Furious Five would go on to achieve UK Top 10’s with historic numbers such as ‘White Lines’, ‘Step Off’ and ‘Beat Street’.
After years signed to the same label SugarHill, both acts are reunited for one of hip hop’s finest moments of the year. Fans are in store for the biggest old school showdown of the year, as SugarHill Gang’s Hen Dog, Master Gee and Wonder Mike combine forces with Furious Five’s Melle Mel and Scorpio to deliver a double billing, which will have the UK shufflin’ ‘the freak’ all night long.
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