Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Long Version)
(Sugar Hill Records 1979 SHL101)
Matrix No's: A1/B1 - UK Pressing
Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don't affect the sound quality)
Die Cut Company Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop trio. Their 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight" was the first rap single to become a top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100; reaching a peak position of number 36 on January 12, 1980. This was the trio's only U.S. hit, though they did have further success in Europe until the mid-1980s. The trio reformed in 1999 and did a world tour in 2016.
"Rapper's Delight" is a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson. Although it was shortly preceded by Fatback Band's "King Tim III (Personality Jock)", "Rapper's Delight" is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the United States, as well as the top three in the United Kingdom and number-one in Canada. It was a prototype for various types of rap music. The track interpolates Chic's "Good Times", resulting in Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards suing Sugar Hill Records for copyright infringement; a settlement was reached that gave the two songwriting credits. The track was recorded in a single take. There are five mixes of the song.
"Rapper's Delight" is number 251 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 2 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included on NPR's list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. It was preserved in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011 for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
In 2014, the record was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
- Michael "Wonder Mike" Wright – vocals
- Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson – vocals
- Guy "Master Gee" O'Brien – vocals
- Bernard Roland or Chip Shearin – electric bass
- Albert Pittman or Brian Morgan – electric guitar
- Moncy Smith – piano
- Bryan Horton – drums
- Sylvia Robinson – additional vocals, vibraphone, and production
- Billy Jones – engineer
- Phil Austin – mastering, original US vinyl release
|A||Rapper's Delight (Long Version)||15:00|
|B||Rapper's Delight (Short Version)||6:30|
SUGARHILL GANG - RAPPER'S DELIGHT 12" - Nr MINT UK 1979 RAP HIP HOP
- Product Code: SHL101
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