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I Want My Name Back
    Wednesday March 14, 2012 1:00pm - 3:00pm @ Carver Museum Boyd Vance Theater (1165 Angelina St)
    Whatever happened to the Sugarhill Gang? I WANT MY NAME BACK highlights the rise and fall of former original members of the Sugarhill Gang, Master Gee and Wonder Mike . As original writers and rappers, Master Gee and Wonder Mike were the creative leaders of the Sugarhill Gang who recorded the biggest selling Hip Hop single of all time called RAPPER’S DELIGHT. The album with that distinctive cover went platinum. The Sugarhill Gang are widely credited with introducing the world to Hip Hop music in 1979. We go back in time with Master Gee and Wonder Mike as they recreate the beginning of commercial Hip Hop. We follow their story as they tour the world for five years and follow up with songs like APACHE, 8TH WONDER and LIVING IN THE FAST LANE amongst others. And then one day in 1984 it’s gone. The money. The fame. But more interesting in this case their names. They lost their identity and their legacy as ruthless forces in the record industry tried to exploit and then destroy them. Thirty years after their historic recording, Master Gee and Wonder Mike come back to reclaim their names and their rightful legacy.
    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #IWantMyNameBack
    Tags All, Hip-Hop-Rap
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS16752

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