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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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Super old school man.....
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I wish it would come back
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luvcigrs
Rapper Delight always gets me in a great mood!
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This should have been made into an opera or broadway show. #idontknowwh e n t o e n d m y s o n g
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Was it always this long or am I getting slower?..... n o o o o o waaaay!! ..lol
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I was in the 10th grade when this was hot....so that makes me lightly seasoned.... l o l
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I am OLD so I remember this as my all time favorite song when I was 14! I know every freaking word still. Love love love :)
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jstcolumbus
I was modern rap music was more like this and not so niggerfied
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Sherrystret i feel you. Love the rhythm.
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Me too
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I wish they would make rap music like this again
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1979. SAW. THE. YEAR AS. HIP. HOP S. BIRTH AND. GREW. PAST. ALL. YOU. NON. BELIEVERS
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zipboomba
I first saw them on Johnny Carson show. Play record over n over again til I remembered every word!
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Hip hip owes a great debt of gratitude to the song that pioneered hip hop to the airwaves.... og s**t
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Awesome!��
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marynoel23
I've seen longer songs
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Right on love it
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longest song ever
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I like this music
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Working out to my ol school rap this morning...So u n d soooo good....peac e
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Sugarhillgan g was very popular in Lagos Nigeria in the 80s
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I was in 5th grade when I first heard this song. It was on after that!!
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First time I heard this was on trip to Canada to visit my family. Thanks to my brother Bobby for solidifying my hip hop roots.
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Old school rap!!! We need this back!!!
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love old school rap
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Always will be the ground breakers that's when rappers was having fun.
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principlecen t e r e d h e a l t h
At one time I had the whole song memorized. It is still (and probably always will be) the best rap song ever made!
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j.ramos2173
First Rappers. . I remember that I won a single of them back in NYC. . In Manhattan. . Listening 2 wktu... 92..1... back then that was the s**t. ..
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Club Zanzibar in Newark NJ rock this in1979 the best times in my life
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If you don't know who the SugarHill Gang is Your Not A Real Hip Hop Lover..Very 1st Rappers.
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Hi
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Never heard them before but who cares
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Love me some old school rap!
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The guy who wrote this apparently doesn't know hip hop.
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Rapper's Delight.
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I got a color TV to watch the Knicks play basketball !!!
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leanea127
First hip hop song ever
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Tooo any flows... Can't boogie more
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Ahhhh I hate my phone I meant artist.
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By far one of my favorites. I first heard this song at 17. I'm now 20 and I still love this. :) oh and rap these days is complete garbage. You want real music, listen to a classic. :3
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Another one...Queen retired mom... Leon..mtf music oldest. Comes along.. Can afford. Doesn't mean am mtf old.. Controversy. . Still sexy respect go my joeson.. Negga stronger than me.. Believe.. From ground may 15th..by him got picked up... Jesus blessing Retired mother's... We music can afford
....we. Blessed by our Lords three... We. Quantum leap.. Father son and Holly spirits...
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Love this song
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Old school forever!
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Hip Hop Everywhere!! ! :-) :-)
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jwedd9
Reminds me of my block party days back in Philly!! Love it!
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love it!!!!!! anyday,anyho u r , a n y m i n u t e s , e v e r y s e c o n d this track get me up and energetic with a smile on my face no matter how i feel in the middle of a bad DAY.
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melissam1010 7 3
Classic! Will never grow old on me :-)
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Old-school. This is the jam
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Party Time
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My Baad meant to say I use to love seeing these guy's rapping this song Tv Hoooooooo
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