Last night, The ORIGINAL Sugarhill Gang was in Chicago to screen their new documentary I Want My Name Back at Chicago’s CIMM Fest. The flick chronicles the journey of the group to retain the rights to their namesake, which was taken away by the bad folks at Sugarhill Records years ago. It’s a real life lesson of Record Industry #4080. I actually had the opportunity to interview the group after the show in front of a live studio audience. The film is a much watch when it becomes available nationally.
After the show, Nike hosted the official after party, in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of Air Force One’s, at the Double Door. DJ Clark Kent spun for the crowd, and later Kids These Days took the stage to perform for the packed venue. As an added bonus, The Sugarhill Gang joined the band to run through a handful of hits including “Apache,” “8th Wonder,” and of course “Rapper’s Delight.” Here we have some footage capturing the monumental experience.