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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
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Track List: The Best Of Sugarhill Gang

1. Rapper's Delight

2. Hot Hot Summer Day

3. 8th Wonder

5. Apache

6. The Lover In You

7. The Word Is Out

8. Kick It Live From 9 To 5

9. Livin' In The Fast Lane

10. Girls

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Good ol Rapper's Delight
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This song brings back a lot of memories! I miss rap music when it was like this!
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1st rap song I ever heard, 79, 7th grade, I still remember all the words,,,
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So good !
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It's ALL GOOD IM DA HOOD
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flykid1987
So damn long lol I keep forgetting how long this is
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khev26
Great ole skool hip hop! It's upbeat and bouncy. It's positive and free of reference to Gang violence, drugs, and misery that is the hip hop of today.
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Wow, brings back great memories..us e d to rollerskate to this song. Most played song at the rink. Used to know all the words by heart. Great decade.
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1980, freshman year. First time hearing Sugarhill Gang rocked my world. Only white kid who pop and break. Great song great memories. Old school for life!
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Hotel. Motel.....
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mjholly52
Take notes, Kanye!
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Already good old school music
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The best
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This is what a in talking about
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b.f.barnes4
Kick it live
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Forevea Da Boogie Down Bronx!!!
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lorwills
Extended version I've never heard - so fun!!
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This song never ends lol
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AWESOME I LOVE THYS SONG
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I jus love the music from 80s .now days its rap music which cant understand some of the lyrics
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wolf61345
OMD
The original Mac daddies
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I use to jam this in my box
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daddyz1218
This is when hip- hop was pure and fun!!! Not all this trash to day talking about killing & dropping the n word & saying b**ches & hoes i hope someday we can return to this era of rap LL cool J rum dmc grandmasters flash all legends
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I was 14 at that time. Now still feel the same. Time never fly when I heard this awesome song. All the other are just wanna be.
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Heyyy you wantnabe singer's sing something more wiht your brain no bull s**t
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Literally the best of the best
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The first and best
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The hall of fame.the sugar hill gang.
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I Danced this record
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I was in the 3rd grade when it came out this song this jam right today
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Jump on it!
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juliansaenz0 0 1
A This is the jam takes me back when I was Gang Banging the good times E.N.E a this is Dizzy J
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Soul train didn't know what to to do with them .Old Don Cor nelius!
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Soundview Projects, Bronx!!!! Summertime.. B i g Park .Jams, Handball, Paddle Ball, MR Softee Icecream, Open Hydrant... yesssss best days of my LIFE.....
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My karoke jam Rapper's Delight...lo l . . . . m a n y when this song came out i just started junior highschool.. . . . m a n , that song was and still is HOT! Love it!!
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Love sugar hill.
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lpaulae
Way before it's time.
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29 y/o now first heard it at like 14 or 15 on the original vinyl. I am now in possession of the solid state turntable that I heard it on of my late nanas all those years ago. Still in search of the vinyl so I can hear rappers delight the way it was meant to be heard and to me it sounds the best in vinyl. ��
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mjthompson0
I was 11 when this song came out. I believe I was the only kid alive that did not go crazy over it. I was like Why are these guys talking over 'Good Times'. That doesn't take any talent.. I appreciate the song and decent hip-hop now more at 47 years old than I did back then, now that I have surrendered to the fact of sampling. Though I despise most hip-hop, because I still see most of it as a plot to aid in the destruction of the black community. Just my two cents.
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1 say ur crushes name 10 times
2 go to where u can change password in ur phone
3 change password while closing ur eyes and saying ur crushes name
4 immediately close ur phone while saying a day u want to go out with him/her.
5 try to open ur phone.
6 realize u can't because u don't remember the password u put in.
7 get really depressed and try to jailbreak ur phone
8 realize u can't and throw away ur phone because you've been trolled

( ur crush will spill hot coffee on ur lap on the day u chose
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1979 Fridays night driving home after football game. Dj at 99.1 San Bernardino, locked his self in the booth and played for over 3 hours until they broke the doors down. Never forget "RAPPERS DELIGHT ONE MORE TIME!!!"
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At college in Boston 1979, and asked my future wife to dance to this song at a party!
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evaespinoza2 5
They play this alot at the robotics competitions
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JERSEY STAND TALL AND STRONG.
THANKS SUGARHILL PIONEERS.
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That's amazing heard again ...ooohhh my gash..��
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bryce.hnh
All skate.... skate slow....
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Skating l a mf
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Ohhhh-YEAHHH ! ! ! !
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"I ws 6 years old & luv it."
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i was in the 8th grade when this hit came out...i still remember the good times....
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