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Sugarhill Gang

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. With a backing based on Chic’s disco classic ‘Good Times’, ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was the first hip hop song to make the US Billboard Hot 100. ‘Rapper’s Delight’ remains one of the best known, most quoted and most loved hip hop tracks in history, opening the door for every hip hop act we know and love today.

After announcing their arrival on ‘Rapper’s Delight’, The Sugarhill Gang released several more hits including ‘Apache’, ‘8th Wonder’ which they performed on Soul Train in 1981, ‘Rapper’s Reprise (Jam Jam)’ which is a sequel to their debut hit, and ‘Showdown’ which featured the Furious Five.