The Sugar Hill Gang

17 Oct

The Sugar Hill Gang was one of the first hip hop groups and the first one to be commercially successful. Their famous song “Rappers Delight” was the first hip hop song to become a Top 40 Hit. “Rappers Delight” was released in 1979 and became the most sold 12 ” of all times, at that time.

The Sugar Hill Gang – Rappers Delight

Even though the song is over 30 years (!) old it still sounds fresh and works at nearly every party.

The Sugar Hill Gang – Apache (Jump On It)

The Sugar Hill Gang was signed to the legendary record label Sugar Hill Records.  Sugar Hill Records was the first hip hop label. Besides The Sugar Hill Gang the label had also signed Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five amongst others. This article is dedicated to  Sylvia Robinson , who recently deceased (R.I.P.) and was together with her husband the founder of Sugar Hill Records.

Hip Hop wouldn´t be what it is today without Sugar Hill Records or The Sugar Hill Gang.  These are legends right here!! Much love and respect to The Sugar Hill Gang.

More about The Sugar Hill Gang on Wikipedia

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