Rapper’s Delight

Today in Hip-Hop History: Sugar Hill Gang Releases ‘Rapper’s Delight’ 42 Years Ago

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On today’s date, 42 years ago, Hip Hop’s first Billboard Top 40 single, “Rapper’s Delight,” was released by Englewood, New Jersey’s Sugarhill Gang. As one of  Hip Hop’s earliest relics, this single, written by The Cold Crush Brothers’ own Grandmaster Caz, is credited with bringing the art of rap to a multicultural mainstream audience. Visit streaming.thesource.com for […]

Today In Hip Hop History: “Rapper’s Delight” Becomes First Hip Hop Song To Reach Billboard 37 Years Ago

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On this date in 1980, the monumental rap record known eternally as “Rapper’s Delight”, which was performed by the Sugarhill Gang, reached Billboard’s Top 40, an unprecedented accomplishment for Hip Hop. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information Big Bank Hank, Wonder Mike and Master Gee, along with Sugarhill Records’ head honcho Sylvia Robinson, created a song […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Sugar Hill Gang Releases ‘Rapper’s Delight’ 37 Years Ago

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Today in music history Hip Hop’s first Billboard Top 40 single “Rapper’s Delight” was released by Englewood, New Jersey’s Sugarhill Gang. As one of  Hip Hop’s earliest relics, this single is credited with bringing the art of rap to a multicultural mainstream audience. Visit streaming.thesource.com for more information In the 70’s, disco and soul still reigned supreme […]

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