On this day in Hip-Hop history, the Sugarhill Gang released their classic hit "Rapper's Delight."
On this day in 1979, the Sugarhill Gang released their classic, groundbreaking hit "Rapper's Delight" on Sugar Hill. It is credited as being the first rap song to hit the mainstream and is the first hip-hop record to enter the Billboard's Hot 100 chart and reached #36.
"Rapper's Delight" is the first hip-hop record to incorporate sampling and is the basic foundation all hip-hop that followed. The song interpolates "Here Comes That Sound Again" by Love De-Luxe in the beginning of the track and the bass line and main groove from Chic's hit single "Good Times." Both interpolations were played by the funk band Positive Force. Members of Chic were credited as co-songwriters after threatening to file suit.
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1997 - Busta Rhymes released his sophomore solo album When Disaster Strikes... on Flipmode.
2011 - Kirko Bangz released the single "Drank in My Cup" on Warner Bros.