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Sugarhill Gang

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 a worldwide hit, eventually selling more than eight million copies. Most industry people figured rap for a short-lived trend, and though they were dead wrong, the Sugarhill Gang certainly didn't carry the torch; despite several modest hits ("8th Wonder," "Apache"), the trio faded quickly and was gone by the mid-'80s, only returning in 1999 with Jump on It, a rap album for children. ~ John Bush, Rovi
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cool
This da s**t
He said a m a s t e r g with a double e! Have ya ever went to your friends house to eat n the food just ain't no good!
I like this song.this is the first time that I've heard this longer version of this song after all these years. I didn't know about this version. I was about ten years old when this song came out
The second rap song that was made.Curtis blow basketball was the first
I and jay z about the same age and hip hop today can't touch this
funny how many and my friends listen to music like this instead of new age stuff :D
I'm proud to be from Engllewood NJ home of the Sugar Hill Gang.
sblack1706
I remeber wearing out skates with this song.��
rmvance7
They don't make music like this anymore. This was fun music to skate to and made you want to dance
ltuzzy9711
OOOOOLLLLDDD SCHOOOOOOOOO L L L L L
:D. *~~~~*
Damn this brings back hella MEMORIES.lov e it
This song reminds me of the
Good old days

jashislj
I was 12 when this song came out. HOLLA BACK OLD SCHOOL IN THE HOUSE!!!!!!! ! !
Today music nothing like our good oldie
The 80's was the s**t!!!
mikedearmas1
Oh s**t.
Why do they call themselves Phase Two in the song?
I purposely took time to memorize every verse of this song. Now I can rap it all entirely. YASSSS BOO BOO!~~~
Sequence Funk You Up
From: am old school r&b still is popular. specially how the Puerto Rocks used to get down and still do what up my peoples joy and pain sunshine and rain.
kd_miner8
Ironic people "shot and killed each other" with who had the best rap song at school unlike today's insanity of school shooting, literally.

Where is that time machine when we need it?
Yo yo GQ
Where's my boom box,n knee high tube socks? Lmfao
Almost 15 minutes?! Holy crap. Good song btw.
Good job, Pandora, for putting the lyrics for this groundbreaki n g song. Many a person spent months learning them back in the day.
This song never gets old and it's always better with a Captain Morgan and coke. Yeah buddy!
I remember the first time I heard this, I was on my block playing (Brooklyn) and it came on the radio WKTU, and everybody flipped out because they were rhymin' on the radio. We couldn't believe that our round the way thing was out for everything to hear.
666
Love the oldie,it is the best to hear them over again.
I remember roller skating to Rappers Delight song - back in the day.
You should check out my Furious Five & Sugarhill game station...it s tight!!!
It was better than then now. People were diffrernt more respect. Now everybody is killing everyone. Music was the best then and will always be the best music ever.
I grew up in NYC and used to party in th e Bonx where all of these groups originated! House parties were fun because all of the guys and girls rapped to the music! They all were and are down to earth men who have families and still rap today!
Ranger 1968 luvs the auger hill gang. God bless.
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Tomorrow will be the best day of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you've started reading so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lover's name will come on the screen in big letters. This is so scary because it actually works!
say what!!333!!
Nice hip hop love it so much come on kid and play when is it going play the play for me to be a kid
English teacher please....
rlowens41
I think the real sugar hill gang need they name and there money for lost time and there royalties, I'm a true fan!!!!!! Keep your heads up brothers god is with you!
Their title had the word gang in it! Not gangsters!
SKY GUY thatREALRAPT r u e Sound ofit
If ur girl start acting up then u take her friend,,, lmao they was ahead of their time
The blue print not the first or last but one of da original
kotverge
Hey when sugar hills having a party from nine to five the rappers of our age better arrive to take notes am i right
here, representing Bronx-PR,... . . s o many memories from Bronx to south.
d_streeteret b
I remember when they performed in pulaski park with/ as sound on sound productions.
They are the inventors of hip hop Sugar Hill Gang.
Yes
duartesasha
every time hear this song i think of the wedding singer.
duartesasha
this song is so long it 15 min long
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