Throwback: The Boogie Boys- A Fly Girl

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The Boogie Boys were the New York trio of Boogie Knight, Romeo J.D., Kool Ski and Lil Raheim. They were the first hip-hop act signed to Capitol Records and shortly after the release of their first single “Breakdancer/Zodiac” Kool Ski left the group. “A Fly Girl” and “You Ain’t Fresh” from their 1985 City Life debut made them one of the preeminent groups of the time. Survival Of The Fittest followed and “Dealin’ With Life” and “Friend Or Foe” were used in the movie “Enemy Territory” that starred Ray Parker Jr. and Stacey Dash. The album kept their street appeal with songs like “Run It” and “Love List” making it a substantial album but it lacked the signficant commercial appeal of “A Fly Girl.”
Romeo Knight was their last album and Romeo J.D. went on to form the freestyle group Sweet Sensation. William “Boogie Knight” Stroman committed suicide in 2001.