Do you remember the #Sugar Hill Gang? The hip hop group was best known for their 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight.” The group members were all from Englewood, New Jersey, and consisted of Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright, and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien. The group was founded by Sylvia Robinson, who founded #Sugar Hill Records along with her husband, Joe Robinson. The group and the record company are named after the Sugar Hill, Harlem neighborhood. The group did well with European hits, but were never able to produce another hit in the United States.
Hank was born as Henry Lee Jackson on January 11, 1956, in New York City. He won several championships in wrestling at Bronx Community College, before his musical career. Wonder Mike was always known for his statue standing at 6’ft 5in. On the band’s signature song, “Rapper’s Delight,” Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien raps, “I said M-A-S-T-E-R, a G with a double E, I said I go by the unforgettable name of the man they call the Master Gee. Listen below to revisit the past.
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