Boogie Boys

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Boogie Boys was an American hip hop group from Harlem, New York. It was the first hip hop group that signed with Capitol/EMI Records, and it had a major hit in America in 1985 with the single "A Fly Girl" and several successful albums. In 1988, Rudy Sheriff left the group and, soon after, it disbanded.[1] The Group were veterans in sampling using high end systems such as Synclavier, Fairlight, an Emulator and a Synergy


  • William "Boogie Knight" Stroman
  • Joe "Romeo J.D." Malloy
  • Rudy "Lil Raheim" Sheriff
  • Sweet Sensation



Year Title Label US R&B Chart[2] US Top 200[2]
1985 City Life Capitol/EMI Records 10 56
1986 Survival of the Freshest 27 124
1988 Romeo Knight 46 117

Charting Singles[edit]

  • "You Ain't Fresh (High Noon Mix)" (1985) US R&B #60[3]
  • "A Fly Girl" (1985) US R&B #6[3]
  • "Girl Talk" (1986) US R&B #62[2]


  1. ^ Biography,
  2. ^ a b c Billboard,
  3. ^ a b Billboard Singles,