BOOGIE BOYS INTERVIEW           

 

 

Jayquan : Lets start with who the original members of the Boogie Boys are..there seems to be confusion.

 

Boogie Knight (Delight) : Me and Kool Ski are the original members...I was the only one who had a deal with Capitol records though. And Romeo JD grew up with me ; he did some back ground vocals on our first Capitol single " Zodiac / Shake & Break / Breakdancer " . Ted Currier...the producer who did "Atomic Dog" with George Clinton was our producer.....Kool Ski had a disagreement with Ted which left me with a deal.I did 90% of the City Life Lp that had the smash " Fly Girl " and " You aint Fresh " . Ted added Romeo Jd and Lil Rahiem...they took pictures and made a video for "You Aint Fresh" without me !!!! Thats my voice through the whole song....they lipsynced . Man I got booed at shows because people thought that I wasnt the real one on that song!

 

JQ : Damn..thats foul....You and Kool Ski had a song with Mike and Dave right ?

 

BK: Yeah..."Rappin Aint No Thang" it was produced by Dj Darryl C from the Crash Crew.

 

JQ : Sly Fox had a song with the same beat as Fly Girl...what was the deal with that.

 

BK : Actually that joint came out first and flopped !!! We were all with Platinum Vibe productions so I justtook the throw away parts from that beat and flipped it....Fly Girl blew up and the Sly Fox joint was rereleased.Then when Melle Mel split from Flash ; his new Crew used our beat from "Breakdancer" .

 

JQ: Yeah for "The Truth" thats my shit....best song on that lp. You cats were always very beat oriented..very stripped down...real Hip Hop ...what happened on the 2nd lp..."Survival Of the Freshest " ?

 

BK : Capital Records...they wanted all that singing and shit....people dont wanna hear emcees sing....Love List Run It and Girl Talk was the best joints on there.

 

JQ: Yeah "Run It" was a classic...I remember seein you on Video Soul with Donnie Simpson...what lp were you promoting ?

 

BK: "Survival Of The Freshest".

 

JQ: You and Romeo did an Lp after that right ?

 

BK: Yeah Romeo Knight....that should have never been ....one side had some solid Hip Hop but the A side was a lot of R & B .

 

JQ : So are you still writing ?

 

BK: Yeah no doubt....my new name is Delight...im doin stuff with the Crash Crew...shows and stuff...im workin with Yoda and my man Reggie Reg helped me through some stuff....thats my peoples .

 

JQ: Hit me with your stuff when it drops.....its an honor to speak with you...I grew up on your stuff...City Life stayed in my walkman !! In fact when I got my first real job at age 15 ; I used to walk to work...that tape held me  down !!!! It always reminds me of that when I hear that lp.....What is your honest opinion of todays so called Hip Hop ?

 

BK : I think that all elements need to be represented...you know...the Graf , Dj and Breakin elements are ignored by the media !! What good does it do to have a Graf section in your magazine ; but its one page and its in the very back of the book...page 105 of 109...knowwhatimsayin?...I just attended a Zulu Nation party and ALL elements were represented...kids of all colors breakin the whole shit...it was beautiful....

 

  

2005 5 Mic Media     As told to JayQuan July 11 2001

*Unfortunately Kid Delight passed away a few months after this interview R.I.P.

 

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