Thanks to Cupid's Chokehold, based on a Supertramp sample, the hard work of the New York hip hop group Gym Class Heroes has finally paid off. Ten years after the formation of the band, which just like The Roots maintain a strict live-band profile, they really have a hit to speak of and finally made a name for themselves. In 1997 singer Travis McCoy and drummer Matt McGinley, who met in high school, started a little band that performed at parties and in clubs. Gym Class Heroes released a couple of selfproduced albums and, thanks to Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump, landed a serious record deal. The band's fresh, new sound bridges rock, hip-hop and R&B. Their latest album is called As Cruel As School Children.