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August 13, 2015

Former Sugarhill Gang members host free throwback show in A.C.

The Three Degrees, War will also perform

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Atlantic City.

Former members of Sugarhill Gang "Wonder Mike" and "Master Gee" are headlining a free concert in Atlantic City this month with their group Rapper's Delight. Part of the Free Summer Concert Series at Gardner's Basin, the group will perform Saturday, August 22.

Best known for their 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," which was the first rap song to become a Billboard Top 40 hit, Sugarhill Gang was a pioneering act in its genre. Its three members - Michael "Wonder Mike" Wright, Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson and Guy "Master Gee" O'Brien - are from Englewood, New Jersey. Jackson passed away in late 2014, but his friends play on with HenDogg and DJ T Dynasty under the name Rapper's Delight. 

Completing the event's throwback feel, The Three Degrees, a female vocal group formed in Philly in 1963, and 70's funk crossover band War will also perform. Local musicians Magic and 3-G complete the lineup.

Free Summer Concert Series

Saturday, August 22
1 p.m. | Free admission
Gardner's Basin
800 N. New Hampshire Ave., Atlantic City, NJ 
(609) 348-2880