The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang

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Rapper's Delight [7" Single Version]
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Apache
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8th Wonder
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Jump on It!
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Hot Hot Summer Day

Albums

  • Apache / Rapper's Delight [Digital 45]

    Jul 2009 • 2 songs

  • Livin' In The Fast Lane

    Jun 2009 • 7 songs

  • Rhino Hi-Five: The Sugarhill Gang

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The Sugarhill Gang

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Though the Sugarhill Gang inaugurated the history of recorded hip-hop with their single "Rapper's Delight," a multi-platinum-seller and radio hit in 1979, the group was cooked up to cash in on a supposed novelty item. Music industry producer and label owner Sylvia Robinson had become aware of the massive hip-hop block parties occurring around the New York area during the late '70s, so she gathered three local rappers (Master Gee, Wonder Mike, and Big Bank Hank) to record a single. Infectious and catchy, "Rapper's Delight" borrowed the break from Chic's "Good Times" and became ...
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