Boogie Boys

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The Boogie Boys
OriginHarlem, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1985-1988
Associated actsSweet Sensation, Tony Terry
Past membersWilliam "Boogie Knight" Stroman
Joe "Romeo J.D." Malloy
Rudy "Lil' Raheim" Sheriff

The Boogie Boys were an American hip hop group from Harlem, New York City.

It was the first hip hop group that signed with Capitol 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 (deceased)
  • Joe "Romeo J.D." Malloy
  • Rudy "Lil' Rahiem" Sheriff



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 Hot 100 #102 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,