If you love music and specifically the American Hip Hop, then you must be very familiar with the name, “The Sugarhill Gang.” The group is known for its hit single, “Rapper’s Delight,” which was released in 1979, and it was the first rap single ever that became a Top 40 on the Billboard’s Hot 100 chart. But soon, the trio split up, and this was the only hit of the group in the US, and later they received much-needed success in Europe until the mid-1980s.
In 1999 the trio was formed again they started doing the world tours. They also did a world tour in the year 2016.
The members of the trio are from New Jersey, and the group consisted of Michael Wright, Guy O’Brien, and Henry Jackson. All three met each other through the producer Sylvia Robinson, and she was the founder of the Sugar Hill Records. She founded this company with her husband, who was a record producer, and his name was Joe Robinson.
The group then released their first single in 1970, which was the “Rapper’s Delight,” and this single became a huge hit. It was the first rap song ever to get on the Top 14 of the Billboard Hot 100. But later the group didn’t have any US hit, but the group was very famous in Europe. Many of the group’s hits like “Apache,” “8th Wonder,” and many others were a huge hit there.
The trio then diminished in the late 80s, but it soon reunited in 1999, and later they recorded a children’s album, titled, “Jump on It!”
Then soon after six-year, Wonder Mike and the Hen Dogg left the trio again in 2005, and this was mainly due to many legal cases against them for the “Sugarhill” name.
2014 was again a bad year for the trio as the Big Bank Hank died on November 11 at the age of 58.
But besides this, the group then started a world tour in the year 2016, and it was performed by Wonder Mike, Hen Dogg, and Master Gee. The tour was embarked under the same name, The Sugarhill Gang. They performed mainly in some parts of the UK and some parts of the USA. They also did shows in Hong Kong, and in July 2019, they played in the North Nibley Festival which was held in the Gloucestershire.
The group also celebrated their 40th anniversary of the release of their only hit “Rapper’s Delight.” The group has also made some new music in early 2019. They also started a tour in 2019, and they are still touring the world despite COVID-19.
The group was seen on The Jimmy Kimmel’s Show on October 25, 2019, and there they performed the “Rapper’s Delight.” Total, they have released five studio albums, fifteen singles, and also nine compilations.
Net Worth of Sugarhill Gang in 2024
If we talk of the net worth of the group members, then you would be surprised to know that despite not being many hits, the net worth of the group members is quite good. The total net worth of Wonder Mike is estimated to be around $80 million.
The total net worth of other members is still not known, but it has been revealed that the net worth of Big Bank Hank was around $61 million before he died.
The Sugarhill Gang is one of the most famous trios ever. They have produced some great music, and they have been able to produce a good amount of albums too. Despite some setbacks and failures, the group never failed to entertain its listeners and music lovers. Despite some harsh conditions, this group will always remain in the heart of many music lovers all around the world.