Sugarhill Gang to rock the rhythm at Canyon Santa Clarita

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When it comes to mainstream hip hop success, the members of an upcoming act at Canyon Santa Clarita are unquestioned pioneers.

And now you’ll have a chance to see them in your own backyard.

Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio are going to “hippie to the hippie/

The hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it out,” to quote the lyrics from their ever popular “Rapper’s Delight” on April 26 at Canyon, right here in the SCV.

This year, the group is celebrating the 40th anniversary of their smash hit that was certified 2x Platinum-selling record.

“We are very excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of “Rapper’s Delight.” As an iconic and global success, it stands as a true testament of the power of hip hop music,” Hen Dogg said in a statement on Canyon Santa Clarita website. “To see the crowds of people, generation after generation sing this song and to be able to perform this song all over the world is a blessing.”

The group, which sold more than 8 million records, with a list of songs that also includes “Apache,” “Eighth Wonder” and “Living in the Fast Lane” are expected to celebrate their catalogue of hits.

Find the Canyon Santa Clarita on the ground floor of the Westfield Valencia Town Center. Get tickets at the box office 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, by phone at 888-645-5006, or via For more info, visit

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