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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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Washington Hieghts- UPTOWN - UPTOWN- back in day JHS 143, Cold Crush, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, T-3, Kurtis Blow, cardboard on the sidewalk in front of the stoop, and Boom Boxes- RIP BB Hank, Heavy D and Jam Master Jay!!!
Hell yea!!!!!!! 1985 was d s**t n highschool
That's my ara
Another great one is gone, RIp Bro
Saw them at the Stone Balloon Newark,DE back in '97 Peace!
RIP Big Bank Hank. You are legend and will be missed.
I love this song
Definitely a universal classic! Everybody knows this record.
Rip big bank hank. U will be missed. Nj luv u
Im onyl 12 but they hadd summm gooodddd songgsss!!! Old school music is reallyyyy gooddd!!! Everybodys listenin to sll this kusic tats disrespectin us listen to sum old school..... They might not have respected us sum times but thy do better than these present rappers!!!
Big hank is a b**ch... grand master cash from the cole crush bros wrote this song
rickserr
RIP BIG BANK HANK my boom box used to play his cassette. It was good, clean and understandab l e hip hop. Thanks for the memories.
brimner2
He's in the motel hotel holiday inn in the sky now
R I P
Party down in Heaven, you are loved bro.
RIP
dsudano1303
Yo big bank hank you'll be missed brother!
kjac718
Old school for life !
logan63909
I love hot butter on my breakfast toast!
old school rap ,luv the humor in the rappps...roc k n roll
pdk566
Good stuff! Old school rules.
aqilalim21 Now that's how we do it get up on that , old school kicking it .
This is the birth of rap all these other so called rappers so respect shg
I have this album in 2 red milk craters in ma living room & a turntable, WHA! This is where rap started, I can't stand the garbage we now listen to called "rap", smh!
This how Rap got started
Ayeee....
Let's Go. . .
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
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