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Rhino Hi-Five: The Sugarhill Gang - EP

The Sugarhill Gang

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Customer Reviews

I Have To Agree With The Reviewer...

Who stated the full version of "Rappers Delight" is missing; half the song actually. The full version clocks in at little over 14 minutes. A song this long can't be bought at iTunes for a dollar, usually the whole album has to be purchased for a long version of a song. Still, the seven munute edit is better than most edits I've heard.

The Sugarhill Gang

All you "YOUNGBLOODS" need to recognize and understand...there would not be an USHER (or for that matter a Tupac, ICE-T etc.etc) without a SUGARHILL GANG!!! Kudos to those involved in the creation of a new genre.

They are still a part of Hip Hop History!

No matter what the haters say, they took this form of music to the masses.

Biography

Formed: 1979 in New York, NY

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

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...
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