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The Sugarhill Gang


  • 1. Rapper's Delight
    2. Bad News Don't Bother Me
    3. Sugarhill Groove
    4. Passion Play
    5. Here I Am
    6. Rapper's Reprise
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 537

  • Credits
    ProducerBilly Jones; Billy Jones; Nate Edmonds; Sylvia Robinson
    EngineerBilly Jones; Billy Jones; Nate Edmonds; Sylvia Robinson

    Personnel: Sylvia Robinson (vocals, vibraphone); Master Gee, Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank (vocals); Skip McDonald (guitar, electric guitar); Bert Williams (electric guitar); Nate Edmonds (keyboards); Doug Wimbish (electric bass); Brian Horton, Keith LeBlanc (drums); Craig Derry (congas, percussion); Tito Puente (percussion).
    Audio Mixers: Billy Jones ; Nate Edmonds; Sylvia Robinson.
    Recording information: 1979-1980.
    While the Sugar Hill Gang's seminal track, "Rapper's Delight," has dated a bit since it was first released in 1979, it's important to remember its cataclysmic impact on music. It wasn't the first rap song and it wasn't the best, but when "Rapper's Delight" broke through to the airwaves, it put rap music on the map and started a revolution. This 2008 DBK Works reissue of the Sugar Hill Gang's self-titled debut LP places the song in its proper back-in-the-day context--with original artwork, track listing, and sleeve notes--and gives a classic old-school joint an exhilarating curtain call. So everybody now, "Hotel! Motel! Holiday Inn!"

  • Critic Reviews
    Record Collector (magazine) (p.93) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Their 1979 single `Rapper's Delight' is still one of the most universally recognized examples of the genre."
    Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he influence of this on modern pop is immeasurable....It's still fresh as a daisy."
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