Sugarhill Gang Releases Clip From New Documentary "I Want My Name Back"

posted Saturday June 15 ,2013 at 01:26PM CDT | 10 comments

Sugarhill Gang Releases Clip From New Documentary

Exclusive: Treach of Naughty By Nature speaks on the impact of Sugarhill Gang among other features from the short clip.

Sugarhill Gang will release a documentary regarding "the shocking truth about how greed and betrayal led to the band's fall into obscurity." I Want My Name Back will hit retail on June 11 and is expected to explain Sugarhill's business hardships behind the mic.

Saturday, the three release a teaser clip from the documentary highlighting Sugarhill Gang's unprecedented inclusion of Hip Hop on top music charts. The group was the first national Rap act to crack the Top 40 radio with their 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," largely penned by Grandmaster Caz and was the highest grossing Hip Hop song of all time.

Treach of Naughty By Nature, a group who was signed to Sugarhill Records, is seen speaking in the clip about Sugarhill Gang's influence on Hip Hop music and music in general.

"It's mega, they changed the face of Hip Hop just by being like the first, not the ones in the Bronx, the Cool Herc's, but the ones who broke it like mainstream," Treach recalls in the clip.

The pioneering Hip Hop trio is the latest of many in the genre's history to release information regarding a sticky label situation. The documentary includes interviews with Naughty By Nature, and Grandmaster Caz.

Watch the full clip from I Want My Name Back below:

I Want My Name Back: Clip 1 from Image Entertainment on Vimeo.

RELATED: Sugarhill Gang's "I Want My Name Back" DVD Release Date & Trailer

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  • Anonymous
    these nigguz is done. they betta go to a retirement home.
  • Anonymous
    fuck these old washed up hasbeen losers. what they gonna do next - slip in the tub and bust a hip ?
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  • Art Brooks
    At least they had their success. U hatin' mufuckaz ever had any success? (Getting promoted from fry cook to cashier at McDonalds don't count).
  • Fuck Sugarhill
    Fuck these 97 year old bums. They ain't even from New York.
    • Anonymous
      realtalk
  • Anonymous
    old ass broke ass bitter niggaz
    • Kyle
      These guys made the first rap record. Have some respect.
    • HHp
      Probably some young swag-troll You don't have to like it kid, nor know it No problem, enjoy Hip Hop anno 2010/2013