Artist: The Sugarhill Gang & Grandmaster’s Furious 5 feat. Melle Mel & Scorpio
Venue: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
“Hotel, motel, social club, say whaaaaat?”
I still find it hard to believe that this actually happened. Announced just one day before the event (hence the hand written ticket), the legendary hip-hop crew brought their old-school ghetto sounds to the mean streets of LS6.
To fans’ delight, the rappers were touring the UK in support of Speak to the Streets; a youth work organisation specializing in working with 11 to 19 year olds, to try and provide alternatives to gang activity as a way of life.
Look at the ticket price! (£5). This clearly wasn’t about making money – but the chance to create a truly memorable evening. Without doubt the best fiver I have ever spent.
An evening of authentic and seminal hip-hop tracks. The encore of ‘Rapper’s Delight’ brought the house down!