[Event] Sugar Hill Gang Documentary, Panel, and free concert Harbourfront Centre

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I’m really happy that I got an email about this event last night so YOU didn’t miss out on it! If you are in Toronto tonight you simply cannot miss the legendary Hip-Hop that is about to go down at the Harbourfront Centre, you get to see a documentary on the Sugar Hill Gang Story, a Panel discussion, and to top it off an outdoor concert. THIS IS ALL FREE! Full details below and let me know if you are going in the comment section!

I Want My Name Back highlights the rise, fall, and rise again of Michael Wright (aka Wonder Mike) and Guy O’Brien (aka Master Gee), two original members of The Sugarhill Gang. One of the most influential songs in the history of the music industry, “Rapper’s Delight” was as the first commercial Hip-Hop release, forever changing the face of the music industry. Disputed by some, the Sugarhill Gang is still believed by many to be the first professional rap group because they brought this “new” style of music to the general public. While this success should have cemented the legacy and careers of the original members, reality tells a much different story: one that most people, including those in the hip hop world, are not even aware of. I Want My Name Back follows Wonder Mike and Master Gee as they try to re-enter the music industry, reclaim their identities, legacy and rightful place in rap history.

What: Documentary: I Want My Name Back (Sugar Hill Gang Story) Film Screening
When: Friday, June 27, 2014 7:00 PM – 8:30PM
Where: Studio Theatre York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
Admission: FREE

Thirty-five years ago Wonder Mike and Master Gee helped bring Hip-Hop to the mainstream with the release of Rapper’s Delight, the first commercially successful Hip-Hop single. Fast forward to 1989 and the release of Canada’s first commercially successful Hip-Hop Single ‘Let Your Backbone Slide’ was released by Toronto’s first Rap superstar Maestro Fresh Wes. Around the same time, Much Music, Canada’s first and only TV station dedicated to music video’s launched Soul in the City and Rap City hosted by Michael Williams. Join Wonder Mike, Master Gee, Maestro Fresh Wes and Michael Williams on an intimate discussion on hip-hop’s legacy.

What: Artist Talk: Hip-Hop Anniversary Panel Discussion with Sugar Hill Gang conducted by Maestro Fresh Wes and Michael Williams.
When: Friday, June 27, 2014 8:30 PM – 9:15PM
Where: Zone 5. 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario
Admission: FREE

Wonder Mike and Master Gee bring the legacy of hip-hop to life with a special appearance by Canada’s own hip-hop legend, Maestro Fresh Wes.

What: Concert: Rapper’s Delight (Sugar Hill Gang) with special guest Maestro Fresh Wes. Free Outdoor Concert
When: Friday, June 27, 2014 9:30 PM – 11:00PM
Where: WestJet Stage 235 Queens Quay West.
Admission: FREE.