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female hip hop

The Sequence is a former female old school hip hop trio signed to the Sugar Hill label in the early-1980s. The group consisted of Cheryl Cook (Cheryl The Pearl), Gwendolyn Chisolm (Blondie) and lead singer/rapper Angie Brown Stone (Angie B.). The group originated from Columbia, South Carolina as a group of high school cheerleaders.

Their most notable single was "Funk You Up" (1979), which was the first rap record released by a female group and the second single released by Sugar Hill Records. Elements of "Funk You Up" were later used by Dr. Dre for his 1995 single "Keep Their Heads Ringin'". The group backed Spoonie Gee on the single "Monster Jam" (1980). Their single "Funky Sound (Tear the Roof Off)" (1981) was a remake of the single "Give Up the Funk (Tear the Roof off the Sucker)" (1976) by Parliament. The groups other charting single was "I Don't Need Your Love (Part One)" (1982). Angie Stone subsequently became a member of Vertical Hold and later a solo artist.





  • Funky Sound (1995), P-Vine
  • The Best of the Sequence (1996), Deep Beats
  • Monster Jam: Back to Old School, Vol. 2 (2000), Sequel


  • "Funk You Up" (1979), Sugar Hill – #15 Black Singles
  • "Monster Jam" (1980), Sugar Hill – with Spoonie Gee
  • "And You Know That" (1980), Sugar Hill
  • "Funky Sound (Tear The Roof Off)" (1981), Sugar Hill – #39 Black Singles
  • "Simon Says" (1982), Sugar Hill
  • "I Don't Need Your Love (Part One)" (1982), Sugar Hill – #40 Black Singles
  • "Here Comes the Bride" (1982), Sugar Hill
  • "I Just Want To Know" (1983), Sugar Hill
  • "Funk You Up '85" (1984), Sugar Hill
  • "Control" (1985), Sugar Hill

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