The Sugarhill Gang Working On A Comeback Album
Rap pioneers The Sugarhill Gang are set for a chart comeback - they're working on their first album in more than 10 years.
The veteran hip-hop trio, best known for the hit Rapper's Delight, has headed back into the recording studio to work on the follow-up to 1999's Jump on It!.
The news comes at a good time for The Sugarhill Gang - the rappers have also become film stars thanks to I Want My Name Back, a new documentary by The Thomas Crown Affair producer Roger Paradiso.
The movie, which premiered at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York last week, chronicles the band's rise to fame and the stars' lengthy legal battle to take ownership of their records and claim royalties.
Paradiso blames the legal spat with bosses at the Sugar Hill record label for the group's long wait in between albums.
He tells AllHipHop.com, "They're working on a new album and have been for a while. They got so disillusioned during their first experience. If that song (Rapper's Delight) happened today, they'd be set for life. But they are living a very modest life."
The forthcoming album will be the band's fifth.