As we await The Sugarhill Gang’s inaugural sailing on The 80s Cruise in 2022, the totally cool hip-hop group that sent shock waves through the music world with “Rapper’s Delight” dropped us an awesome video to get the party going right now. As you’ll see and hear, Wonder Mike, Hendogg and Master Gee are pumped to party with the most passionate 80s fans in the world aboard The 80s Cruise.
Click play on the video above to hear from the guys and get to know more about The Sugarhill Gang in this Q&A:
THE 80s CRUISE: How epic was it to have the first rap single become a Top 40 hit? Did you know you’d struck gold when you recorded “Rapper’s Delight”?
THE SUGARHILL GANG: It was so surreal, an amazing feeling! Not only seeing our dreams become reality but making history with introducing a new genre of music to the world. It was only Wonder Mike who had and believed the vision that this recording was going to shock the world and become the mega hit that it did.
THE 80s CRUISE: What do you think the song’s legacy is?
THE SUGARHILL GANG: The legacy is being the very first rap record that the whole world heard. That’s why a lot of people say The Sugarhill Gang invented rap music, but we never hesitate to correct them that we didn’t invent rap; that was created in the Bronx with DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. We were just the first to introduce it to the world and now it’s taken over the music industry period.
THE 80s CRUISE: “Apache” feels like a great party song for the ship. What have you heard about the epic party, concerts and guests that rock every sailing of The 80s Cruise?
THE SUGARHILL GANG: We’ve had the pleasure to perform on many cruises and I can say that The 80s Cruise will always have a special place in our hearts because, no disrespect to the others, but this is our era we grew up on so we feel right at home.
THE 80s CRUISE: What are you most looking forward to on The 80s Cruise in ’22?
THE SUGARHILL GANG: Praying that this pandemic will finally be behind us, giving everyone a show to remember and having a good time with our fans.
THE 80s CRUISE: We know you are great artists, what other amazing talents do you have that we don’t know about?
THE SUGARHILL GANG: We are all musicians, one is a painter, a carpenter, music producer, business owner, etc.