Sugar Hill Gang

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Sugar Hill Gang Print

Year: 2003
Run Size: 300
Part of Set: none
Size: 18x24
Paper: unknown
Print Type: Screen Print
Release Date:

For more information on the band, see The Sugarhill Gang.

From Supply and Demand, pg. 273:
The Sugarhill Gang came out with “Rapper’s Delight” in 1979, the first hip-hop single to crack the Top 40. I was commissioned to do this poster by Warner Brothers and the promoter of the party (at the 2004 South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, Texas), and because their graphic design budget was so slim I asked if I could use the artwork for posters to sell on my website. About a year and a half later, I got a letter from Sugarhill Records’ lawyer threatening to sue me over this poster, which I had permission to do, though they denied any knowledge of it. As it turned out, they just liked the design and wanted to use it, and the only way to force me to let them use it was by suing me, even though I would have (and ultimately did) let them use it anyway.

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