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The Sugarhill Gang

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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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Albums by
The Sugarhill Gang

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    8 songs

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    8th Wonder

    5 songs

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    Rhino Hi-Five: The Sugarhill Gang

    25 songs

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    Rapper's Delight

    12 songs

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    The Sugarhill Gang

    60 songs

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    The Sugar Hill Records Story

    19 songs

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    The Showdown: The Sugarhill Gang vs. Grandmaster Flash

    7 songs

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    Livin' in the Fast Lane

    2 songs

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    Apache

    10 songs

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    The Essentials

    11 songs

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    The Best of Sugarhill Gang [Rhino]

    10 songs

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    Jump on It!

    26 songs

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    The Greatest Hits [Sequel]

    15 songs

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    Rapper's Delights [DVD]

    6 songs

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    The Sugarhill Gang

    19 songs

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    The Showdown: The Sugarhill Gang vs. Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five [US Release]

    11 songs

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    Rapper's Delight: The Best of Sugarhill Gang

    7 songs

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    8th Wonder

    1 song

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    8th Wonder

    9 songs

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    Hip Hop Anniversary Europe Tour: Sugarhill Gang Live

    9 songs

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    Hip Hop Anniversary Europe Tour [DVD]


Top Songs by
The Sugarhill Gang

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    Popularity
  2.   Rapper's Delight
  3.   Apache
  4.   8th Wonder
  5.   Step Off featuring Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  6.   Kick It Live from 9 to 5
  7.   Scorpio
  8.   Work, Work, The Body
  9.   Making Cash Money
  10.   Sugarhill Groove
  11.   Rapper's Reprise
  12.   Sugar Hill Gang Real Funky
  13.   Showdown (Furious 5 Meets the Sugarhill Gang)
  14.   ABC's
  15.   Showdown by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
  16.   Radio Commercial
  17.   At the Ice Arcade
  18.   Ain't Nothin' But a Party
  19.   It's Like a Dream Sometimes
  20.   Space Race
  21.   Round Four Wrap-Up
  22.   Real Funky
  23.   Post-Game Show
  24.   Jump on It
  25.   Bad News
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Stations & Shows Featuring
The Sugarhill Gang

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    66 Songs That Changed Everything

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    One-Hit Wonders

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    Funk

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    Michael Franti: I Am The DJ

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    Bruno Mars: DNA

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    Beastie Boys: DNA

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    Kanye West: DNA

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    Old School R&B

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    Disco Deep Dive


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