Within weeks of its release, it had become a charttopping phenomenon and given its name to a new genre of pop music. In the annals of hiphop history, the reputation of the sugar hill gang has been tarnished by the controversy surrounding band member big bank hank. There was also a desire by many to experience what a sugarhill gang show was like, a desire by modern audiences to revisit the roots of rap. As to its staying power, i played this for the college student hire in my office and it was a big hit with her. Sugarhill gang, the sequence, grandmaster flash, spoonie. While it was not the first single to include rapping, rapper s delight is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the united states, as well as the top 3. The sugarhill gang rappers delight single version lyrics. Im rappin to the beat and me, the groove, and my friends are gonna. Whereas the sugarhill gang s song was far more successful with the new jerseybased hiphop trio producing the first rap single to become a top 40 hit it reached no. The best of sugarhill gang skip to main content skip to footer.
Sugarhill gang the best of sugarhill gang rappers delight. Sugarhill gang sugarhill gang rappers delight remix. Dec 30, 2004 rappers delight turns 25 nprs mandalit del barco delves into the history of rappers delight and the ongoing controversy over the song. Rapper s delight, the 14minute song recognized for spreading hiphop to a mass audience, turns 40 years old today. Rappers delight was the first single released on sugarhill records on 16th september 1979. Buy the sugarhill gangs album titled back to the old school. Original philippines 1st pressing sugar hill gang rapper s delight sugar hill sh001 vinyl in nm condition with clean labels. Aug 24, 2015 official video for the sugarhill gang rappers delight. The sugarhill gang is an american hip hop group, known for bringing the genre its first mainstream success with the smash hit rapper s delight in 1979. The major pioneers of rapping were grandmaster flash and the.
Coming from the bronx in new york city in 1979, the sugarhill gang jumped over the metaphorical walls of the inner city and into the realm of the mainstream with the first worldwide rap hit, rapper s delight 1979. Oct 04, 20 this is another throwback interview that highlights some important hip hop history. Sylvia robinson, producer of sugarhill gangs rappers. The sugarhill gang s rapper s delight becomes hiphops first top 40 hit hip hops roots as a musical phenomenon are subject to debate, but its roots as a commercial phenomenon are. Sugar hill gangs rappers delight added to the library of. The sugarhill gang s rapper s delight becomes hiphop s first top 40 hit hip hop s roots as a musical phenomenon are subject to debate, but its roots as a commercial phenomenon are. See more ideas about the sugarhill gang, rapper delight and hip hop. Launched in 1979 by industry veterans sylvia and joe robinson as a label for rap music at that time a new genre, sugar hill records, based in englewood, new jersey, was named after the upmarket section of harlem and funded by manhattanbased distributor maurice levy. Rappers delight the sugarhill gang song info allmusic.
Their 1979 hit rapper s delight was the first rap single to become a top 40 hit on the billboard hot 100. Mar 18, 2012 michael wright, better known to the world as wonder mike, the oldschool m. The sugarhill gang was my first exposure to rap music more than 30 years ago. Listen to both songs on whosampled, the ultimate database of sampled music, cover songs and remixes. Artist biography by john bush though the sugarhill gang inaugurated the history of recorded hiphop with their single rappers delight, a multiplatinumseller and radio hit in 1979, the group was cooked up to cash in on a supposed novelty item. The sugar hill gang rappers delight original extended. Someone like you the remixes, rapper s delight the tkc old school future remix, get on up, rhino hifive. One of the firstever hip hop singles, the sugarhill gang s infectious rapper s delight was also the first to cross over into the pop mainstream, becoming an international. Story of the sugarhill gang at the garden state film festival. Playing at the 1998 lokerse jazz festival, the group are joined by grandmaster melle mel and grandmaster flash for a portion of the show. Oct, 2014 several years after hiphop culture began to take shape at parties in the bronx and queens, sugarhill gang s rapper s delight was released via sugar hill records on sept. This cd is worth adding to your collection even if you are not a hardcore rap lover. May 02, 2017 watch sugarhill gangs video for rappers delight on the bands youtube channel michael wonder mike wright, songwriterrapper. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.
This cd has all of the sugarhill gang s best releases unedited and in their full versions. May 24, 2012 sugar hill gangs rappers delight, widely credited as hip hops first mainstream single, was one of 25 sound recordings enshrined in the library of congress national recording. Sugarhill gang rapper big bank hank dead at 58 rolling stone. Sugar hill gang 1980, 8th wonder 1982 and jump on it 1999. Search the history of over 431 billion web pages on the internet.
Jan 03, 2020 the sugarhill gangs rappers delight becomes hiphops first top 40 hit hip hops roots as a musical phenomenon are subject to debate, but its roots as a commercial phenomenon are. The sugar hill gang appeared on the syndicated soap factory disco show in late 1979, and their performance later became the songs official music video. Although considered to be a one hit wonder group, the sugar hill gang opened doors for african americans into the music industry through hip hop, a genre today dominated by african americans. Big bank hank, one third of pioneering rap group the sugarhill gang, has passed away from cancer at the age of 58. Rapper s delight is a 1979 hip hop track by the sugarhill gang and produced by sylvia robinson. While it was not the first single to include rapping, rapper s delight is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the united states, as well as the top 3 in the uk and numberone in canada. Rapper s delight 1979 by the sugarhill gang was the first to make the top 40. This concert program captures a live performance by the sugarhill gang, the artists behind the 1979 historic rap hit rapper s delight. Its the story behind the legendary sugar hill gang and what led to the two original members master gee and wonder mike leaving the group and the type of misleading the public shenanigans that took place with respect to the labelthis interview was done back in 2006it was done by christopher milan thomas.
The sugarhill gang rappers delight 1979 internet archive. Vinyl 12 sugarhill gang rapper s delight 1979, vinyl discogs. Although rap and hiphop music had existed for quite a few years prior to. Sugarhill gang rappers delight 1979, vinyl discogs. At parties, guys would pass mics around for hours, so. From wellknown classics like rappers delight and the message to underrated cuts by spoonie g, sequence, and treacherous three, this is an outstanding box set of timeless music. Though the sugarhill gang inaugurated the history of recorded hiphop with their single rapper s delight, a multiplatinumseller and radio hit in 1979, the group was cooked up to cash in on a supposed novelty item. Rapper s delight, released on september 16, 1979, was a serious push to get a rap record into the mainstream, and it worked. Several years after hiphop culture began to take shape at parties in the bronx and queens, sugarhill gang s rapper s delight was released via sugar hill records on sept. The song rapper s delight itself was termed the pioneer upon which the widescale influx of hiphop to the larger market was built.
Listen to your favorite songs from rapper s delight. The sugarhill gang is a hiphop group from the 70s and 80s. Oct 01, 2011 sugarhill gangs rappers delight was hiphops first recorded single and introduced the emerging art form to the world. With a backing based on chics disco classic good times, rapper s delight was the first hip hop song to make the us billboard hot 100. Sugarhill gang rappers delight lyrics genius lyrics. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. The first track, the 14minute long rapper s delight is reason enough to buy the cd. The sugarhill gang rapper s delight 1979 embed for hosted blogs and item tags. The onetake hit it took the sugarhill gang, and a song called rapper s delight, to get the developing hiphop art form on the radio. High quality rappers delight gifts and merchandise. Story of the sugarhill gang at the garden state film.
They are credited with releasing hiphop s first single to find a mainstream audience beyond the hiphop scene with their song rapper s delight, the very first rap song to hit the top 40. Henry lee jackson, one of the founders of the pioneering new jersey rap trio sugarhill gang whose 1979 single rapper s delight proved that hiphop could have massmarket appeal, has died. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. The adventures of grandmaster flash on the wheels of steel 1981 was a 15minute epic that sampled sections of chics good times 1979 and showcased the new sound of scratching. Michael wright, better known to the world as wonder mike, the oldschool m. Watch sugarhill gang s video for rapper s delight on the bands youtube channel michael wonder mike wright, songwriter rapper. The unofficial debut of hiphop on vinyl, the novelty hit rapper s delight by the sugarhill gang proved to be much more than a onehit wonder for the music, if not for the group. The groups performance on the palisades parkbased program demonstrates the significant overlap between early hip.
The best of the sugarhill gang by the sugarhill gang now. The sugarhill gang vs melle mel and the furious five. As one of the first rap songs, rapper s delight 1979 has a very definite place in music history. The sugarhill gang rappers delight lyrics full version duration.
I saida hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hopa you dont stop the rock, it to the bangbang boogie, say up jump the boogie to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat now what you hear is not a test. Rapper s delight, hip hop anniversary europe tour, jump on it. Released on sugarhill records, the song was produced by sylvia robinson. Henry jackson, now renamed big bank hank, joined wonder mike, and master gee and formed the sugarhill gang. The onetake hit december 29, 2000 it took the sugarhill gang, and a song called rapper s delight, to get the developing hiphop art form on the radio. Rappers delight has gone down in history as the first commercially successful hiphop single, and one of the longest at nearly 15 minutes. Not that it was the first rap song released, but it was one of a kind, considering the overall reception to hiphop music back in the day. They are credited with releasing hiphops first single to find a mainstream audience beyond the hiphop scene with their song rapper s delight, the very first rap song to hit the top 40. Rapper s delight by sugarhill gang sampled chics good times. The first rap record didnt come from the sugarhill gang. If you think of it subsequent rap was a crib on this song. Rapper s delight was released on the 16th of september 1979 and became the first rap song to enter the us hot 100 chart peaking at number 36.
Sugarhill gang made history in 1979 with their debut 12 rap single rappers delight, the first commercial rap record ever made and one of the largest selling 12 singles of all time with over 15. Rappers delights to enjoy in your home or car, or gift it to another music lover. It is good to hear rap without someone bustin a cap, or demeaning women. By the mid80s, the group faded away as the hiphop scene began to expand and transform itself. Radio friendly hiphop group who scored rap s first crossover hit in 1979 with rapper s delight. Five discs of old school rap music might sound excessive, but these are the classic, seminal sugar hill records sides were talking about here. Jan 26, 2014 thirtyfive years ago, the sugar hill gang from englewood, nj, burst onto the scene with rappers delight and introduced the world to the bronxborn music known as hiphop. Sugarhill gangs rappers delight sample of chics good. The trio reformed in 1999 and did a world tour in 2016.863 422 650 245 863 934 702 1415 377 1087 1101 726 580 357 1423 785 1022 485 525 335 7 443 1586 842 726 82 63 972 1094 1036 558 883 256 1464 1203