The Boogie Boys were initially William D. Stroman (Kid Delight/Boogie Knight) and Keith Short (Kool Ski). On the strength of their song "Rappin Aint No Thing", they landed a deal with Mike & Dave Records in 1981. This led to a deal with Capitol Records and a collaboration with producer Ted Currier. When Keith Short left the group, Currier brought in Joe Malloy (Romeo J.D.) and Rudy Sheriff (Lil' Rahiem).