The Boogie Boys were a hip-hop trio from Harlem, New York. The original line-up consisted of Kid Delight (born William D. Stroman) and Kool Ski (born Keith Short).
In 1981, they released their debut single “Rappin’ Ain’t No Thing” on Mike & Dave Records which lead to a record deal with Capitol Records & a collaboration with music producer Ted Currier.
After Kool Ski departed from the group, Romeo J.D. (born Joe Malloy) and Lil’ Rahiem (born Rudy Sheriff) were added to the group.
In 1985, the Boogie Boys released their debut album “City Life” peaked at #56 on the Billboard 200 and #10 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The first single from the album “A Fly Girl” peaked at #102 on Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, #6 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart (staying on the chart for 17 weeks) and #14 on Billboard’s Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles chart (along with the song “City Life”).
The follow-up single “You Ain’t Fresh” peaked at #60 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 7 weeks.
In 1986, the trio released their sophomore album “Survival of the Freshest” peaked at #124 on the Billboard 200 and #27 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.
The lead single from the album “Girl Talk” peaked at #62 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 9 weeks.
The follow-up single “Share My World” which peaked at #84 on Billboard’s Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 5 weeks.
In 1988, Lil’ Rahiem left the group and the Boogie Boys later broke up.
Joseph Malloy co-wrote Sweet Sensation’s song “Hooked on You.” He also composed the theme song for the ABC network’s “The Return of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand” and was the producer, composer & engineer for the children’s audio book “The Portal in the Park.”
William Stroman went under the stage name “Boogie Knight” and released a cassette called “Rappin’ and Dancin’ with Boogie Knight” in 1991. Later on, he completed a solo project under the name “Delight” before sadly passing away in October of 2001.
It’s unknown what Rudy Sheriff is up to these days.
To see a fan-made video for “A Fly Girl,” go to:
To see the music video for “You Ain’t Fresh,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Girl Talk,” go to:
To see a fan-made video for “Share My World,” go to:
To see the music video for “I’m Comin’,” go to: