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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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I got a color TV to watch the Knicks play basketball !!!
leanea127
First hip hop song ever
Tooo any flows... Can't boogie more
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
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...
Love this song
Old school forever!
Hip Hop Everywhere!! ! :-) :-)
jwedd9
Reminds me of my block party days back in Philly!! Love it!
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.
Classic! Will never grow old on me :-)
Old-school. This is the jam
Party Time
My Baad meant to say I use to love seeing these guy's rapping this song Tv Hoooooooo
Allll the good ole day's use to love seeing them rapping this song Tv Let's Go Pandora
rimajenly106 0
Rock steady crew
rimajenly106 0
Man.I was in every block party there was in the metro area before this rap thing began known I consider my self a pioneer of this trend I saw the first two manmade turntables be played in s Bronx back in the day they came a long way with this glad to be part of it Richie from bx Decatur 194
First album I ever bought I was in the 8th grade when this song came out.
anthonyparks 0
This song is 14 minutes long. This is true OL SKOOL hip hop!! These rappers these days can't keep you jamming for 4-6 minutes. Good ol days!!!

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My favorite part of this song is when they say The Chicken taste like Wood Makes me smile all the time. I know what he is talking about.
yogivtx
Don't Stop the REAL oskool
i like this song
45 years I mean
I'm 13 and I listen to rap 25 years old. I'm considered different in today's world
True hip hop to the fullest...Th e new generation dont know nothing bout this!!# They sleep on this...CLass i c
Sugar Hill lives on...
This is true hip hop this s**t on the radio now called hip hop sucks. They are a disgrace to hip hop artist from the 70's to 80's. yeah I said it
You are missed Hank! Rest well
Very amazing
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!
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