The Sugarhill Gang vs Melle Mel & The Furious Five
Mama & The Doctor's Orders present The Sugarhill Gang vs Melle Mel & The Furious Five
Two legendary hip-hop outfits will be descending upon London’s Jazz Café for two very special head to head performances on the 6th of August.
Known foremost for being the group behind the first ever top 40 rap single ‘Rapper’s Delight’, but also for being some of the first pioneers of the entire hip-hop movement is The Sugarhill Gang. Forming in 1979 they are a duo who were amongst a number of artists heralded as the originators of the hip-hop sound, using the 808 and various record samples to mould their own track to provide lyrics to. Another famous name that is closely likened to The Sugarhill Gang is The Furious Five who will be joining the line up at The Jazz Café this August headed up by staple member Melle Mel.
The Furious Five and Melle Mel are also known for being the creative minds behind another one of hip-hop greatest singles, this time being ‘The Message’, their collaboration with Grandmaster Flash. Together these groups are two of the most important and influential figures in the evolution of the hip-hop genre, having never played on the same stage in the UK. This will be a one in a lifetime experience you cannot afford to miss.
THE JAZZ CAFE