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I Want My Name Back

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Highlighting the rise, fall and rise again of original members of The Sugarhill Gang, Wonder Mike (Michael Wright) and Master Gee (Guy O'Brien). The Sugarhill Gang recorded the first ever platinum rap album and rap song and are credited with introducing hip hop to the world more than thirty years ago. Follow The Sugarhill Gang�s rise to fame, and subsequent struggles as they fight the legal system which stripped them of their identities and rightful legacies.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Great documentary of exploitation! July 22 2013
By Curtis Fry - Published on Amazon.com
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There's nothing surprising here. The familiar story of artists who are drawn into a maze of deceit and exploitation only to find themselves on the outside looking in and badly in debt. The interesting twist is how individuals tried to market themselves in false names to the degree that they actually believed in the deceptions! Very well crafted and amazingly revealing! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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All Recording Artists should see this DVD Oct. 24 2013
By Teecha - Published on Amazon.com
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I was hip to some of the things mentioned in the documentary, like musicians calling home needing cash because they hadn't gotten paid, but getting the full story straight from the headliners Master Gee and Wonder Mike of how they were treated and their struggle to regain their brand, their ability to make a living, their names...priceless!
Surprising and informative Oct. 27 2014
By Darryl K Stapleton - Published on Amazon.com
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Surprised by the behind the scenes fighting, deceit and corruption. Changed my opinion of Sylvia Robinson, I'll leave it at that. How can you appropriate someone else's work as your own just for the money? Those of us that know who the Sugarhill Gang were and are, know better. The judge in the case half-assed the decision and while they were able to recoup their individual names, they still got robbed.
Never trust words but trust peoples ways May 5 2014
By Russell Morris - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed the DVD, but its the same old scam that the entertainment industry always seems to pull on young talent that hasn't learned the financial end of the game, you hate to see this happen but there is an old saying that goes don't run around with your nose all snotty, if you don't know something you ought to ask somebody. I was glad to see them not give up, and they kept on till they got their names , but they also took the song GOOD TIMES without permission. A good DVD on what not to do in the recording industry
My Homies Feb. 9 2014
By Gary Williams - Published on Amazon.com
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I enjoyed purchasing this item due to the fact I grew up with "Master Gee" and "Wonder Mike" and others in the film. It was sad to see how money corrupts the best of relationships and even from the sandbox. It is a very important film especially for aspiring musicians and actors and anyone else involved in the entertainment business. A textbook case of concentrating on the "show" and not the "business" of show business. Always retain the best entertainment lawyer you can prior to signing any contracts no matter how desperate your current situation is financially.

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