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Sugarhill Gang

Rapper'S Delight

  • Rap
  • Hip-Hop
  • Funk
  • Space
  • Pop
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  • 2012
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  • 2011

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The Sugarhill Gang is an American Hip Hop group, known mostly for their biggest hit, “Rapper’s Delight”, the first hip hop single recorded to become a Top 40 hit. The song uses the instrumental track from “Good Times” by Chic as its foundation. The members, all from Englewood, NJ, called themselves Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank, and Master Gee. They were assembled into a group by producer Sylvia Robinson who also founded Sugar Hill Records along with her husband, record mogul Joe Robinson. Read on...

Song lines: ♪ The beat dont stop until the break of dawn ... Drive off in a def oj ... The break of dawn

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This song is listed #248 on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

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