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  • 00:38

    Topically Yours - Kurtis Blow

    in Entertainment

    Host Deardra Shuler interviews hip hop artist Kurtis Blow. Mr. Blow is the first commercially successful hip hop artist to be signed to a major record label.  His hit single THE BREAKS from his 1980 debut album was the first certified gold record rap song.  Throughout his career Mr. Blow has released over 15 albums and is currently an ordained minister.  As a producer, Kurtis Blow was behind the hits of artists like The Fat Boys, Run DMC, Full Force, Russell Simmons and Wyclef Jean.


     On Saturday, May 9th, Mr. Blow will be participating in a concert at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts.   The event celebrates the 38th Anniversary of the legendary Bronx nightclub Disco Fever and will be a show night of OLD SCHOOL HIP HOP as part of this  Fever Re-Union Throw-Back Concert.  Alongside Kurtis Blow will be other hip hop artists such as Rob Base, the Sugarhill Gang, Biz Markie, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio of the Furious Five, et al. For tickets call the Lehman Center Box Office at 718-960-8833 or go online at www.LehmanCenter.org.

  • 00:21

    Tavis Talks: The Former Sugarhill Gang

    in Entertainment

    Tavis talks to the artists who made "Rapper's Delight" about their new film, "I Want My Name Back," which documents how they were ripped off by their managers.

  • 01:23

    The Ms Benita Show: Kory & Donna Ward, Lady Luck, Aaron Fields

    in Radio

    Kory and Donna Ward of the Sugarhill Gang, Lady Luck, Aaron Fields, and more!!

  • 00:28

    The Spotlight Studio Presents Double Play Saturday

    in Music

    It's a Double Play Saturday on The Spotlight Studio! Join us as we feature the music of the SugarHill Gang and Jimmy Ruffin. We pay tribute to both of these great artists. We go live at 10:30am EST on Blogtalkradio.com!

  • 00:45

    DIVERGENT-1990s

    in Radio

     


     


     


     


     


    After a battle with cancer, Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 57.


    In 1979, Hank, along with Wonder Mike and Master Gee, broke hip hop from the streets of New York to the national attention with their seminar hip “


    Wonder Mike and Master Gee issued a statement Tuesday:


    “So sad to hear about our brother’s passing. The 3 of us created musical history together with the release of Rapper’s Delight. We will always remember 


     


     


     


    After a battle with cancer, Henry Jackson, better known as Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 57.


    In 1979, Hank, along with Wonder Mike and Master Gee, broke hip hop from the streets of New York to the national attention with their seminar hip


    Wonder Mike and Master Gee issued a statement Tuesday:


    “So sad to hear about our brother’s passing. The 3 of us created musical history together with the release of Rapper’s Delight. We will always remember traveling the world together and rocking the house. Rest in peace Big Bank.”


    Their story in hip hop circles is legendary

  • 01:04

    Topically Yours -Big Bank Hank of The Sugarhill Gang

    in Entertainment

    Host Deardra Shuler talks to Big Bank Hank (Henry Jackson) of The Sugarhill Gang, a 1970s group famous for their hit "Rappers Delights." The Sugarhill Gang will be appearing at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx on Saturday, March 19th as part of their Freestyle Forever concert along with TKA/K7, Judy Torres, Brenda K. Starr, George Lamond, Cover Girls, Lisette Melendez, Coro, Soave and Tony Moran from the Latin Rascals.

  • 01:55

    The End of Naruto, Neverending Sith News, Kim K, Black Dynamite and more

    in Entertainment

    Soooo on this episode of The Black Geeks Radio Show, we talked about The End of Naruto...


    We has a really Sith News Segment.


    A high level and low level discussion about Kim K and her shiny.... photo.


    Some of the Geeks feel Tyrese is just WEAK on The Walking Dead


    Some how we going into a conversation about Black Dynamite.


    Lastly we talked about What are the Black Geeks watching on TV?


    Our intro today is a tribute to Big Hank from The Sugarhill Gang. 


    Check out: www.TheBlackGeeks.com
    Follow us on Facebook: The Black Geeks
    Follow us on Twitter: @TheBlackGeeks


     

  • 01:01

    That's Entertainment

    in Entertainment

    Why is R&B singer Ginuwine crying broke?  Why was Tyga's music video shut down by police?  Which member of the Sugarhill Gang lost his battle with cancer?  Which celebrity couple is next in line for a reality show?  Which magazine did Kim Kardashian bared her behind for?  And why does Nick Jonas want you to have sex to his music?  Tune in to That's Entertainment!  Your #1 source for entertainment news and pop culture, every Wednesday afternoon, with your host Tammy Jones-Gibbs at 1pm ET.  


    Like that's entertainment on fb at - facebook.com/thatsentertainment.radioFollow us on twitter at - thatsentertain1


     

  • 01:44

    The Smoker's Parlor: Where REAL Men Talk!

    in Lifestyle

    Tonight on The Smoker’s Parlor:


    Question of the night: Would you as a parent smoke weed with your teenager in the house? Why or why not?


    Breaking the School to Prison Pipeline for our Males of Color. We will take a look into the issue and highlight those POSITIVE programs and how we can ALL not just TALK, but actually do something about helping to keep that pipeline broken. THIS should be an absolutely interesting show!


    Plus we remember Big Bank Hank. Original Member of The Sugarhill Gang who passed on Tuesday.


    YOU can be a part of our show and are absolutely invited to CALL IN and share your thoughts at 818-369-0344.


    SO be sure to join Adrian “DJ Allnite” Long, Elliott “Black Cesar” Cambell, Rich “Bigg Rich” Muscadin and Timothy “DJ Kemetik” Sifford and find out for yourself why WE are the HOTTEST Men’s Talk Show in the LAND! The Absolute BEST in UNSCRIPTED talk on RADIO PERIOD! 

  • 00:46

    WE DELIVER

    in Hip Hop Music

    Chief Rocker Busy Bee (David Parker) first entered the hip hop in 1977.  He earned his reputation and amassed a large following in early battles around New York, including winning the New Music Seminar’s MC World Supremacy Belt in 1986.


    He made a record in1980 called “Rappin’ All Over” as a member of the Marvelous Three (which included DJ Smalls and AJ (later AJ Scratch- Kurtis Blow’s DJ).


    He’s a member of Afrika Bambaataa’s Zulu Nation.


    One of his most famous and high profile roles was in Wild Style.  As one of the main characters, he is featured in a battle against Lil’ Rodney C of the Funky 4 + 1 and Double Trouble, as well as at the show in the film’s finale with DJ AJ.  Be sure to check out the funky fresh suit he’s wearing on stage at the amphitheatre.


    He was also involved in one of the most infamous battles in history against kool moe dee.  Copies of this battle have been traded around for last twenty years 


    He had an early 12″ pre-Sugarhill Records was “School days” in 1980.  On Sugar hill he made “Making Cash Money” in 1981 and “Busy Bee’s Groove” in 1984.


    His biggest record to date is “Suicide” in 1987 which was produced by jazzy jay and appeared on Strong City  

  • 01:34

    Analysis of ASU Prof. Body Slamming & Rappers' Delight Documentary

    in Culture

    Listen to The African History Network Show with host Michael Imhotep, Tues. July 1st, 8:30pm-10:30pm EST. 1) A Former Police Officer analyzes the case of Arizona State Professor Erusla Ore who was body slammed by a Campus Police Officer.  2) How many of you remember “Rapper’s Delight” from 1979? How many of you knew that the 3 rappers sold 10 million records and were broke. We’ll talk about the documentary “I Want My Name Back” that is about the Sugarhill Gang.  3) 6 Ancient African Architectural Structures That Were Built Before Greece or Rome Existed 4) HIDDEN COLORS 3: The Rules of Racism is here!!!


     


    Call in with your questions LIVE at (914) 338-1375 or visit  www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. 


     


    NOW AVAILABLE: Hidden Colors 3: The Rules of Racism, Item #749, and Hidden Colors 1 & 2, Item #582 & #748 at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com!!! **Special Offer** You will Automatically Receive, 1 FREE DVD Lecture from Michael Imhotep host of The African History Network Show with each copy of "Hidden Colors 1, 2, and 3" that you purchase!!! Order TODAY at www.AfricanHistoryNetwork.com. We have approximately 150 DVD Titles including Afro-Man and The Protectors of the Book of Knowledge Cartoon for kids.