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The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang
Formed: 1979 in New York, NY
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Disbanded: 1985
Genre: Other, R&B, Rap
Group Members: Big Bank Hank, Master Gee, Wonder Mike
Biography: Though the Sugarhill Gang inaugurated the history of recorded hip-hop with their single "Rapper's Delight," a multi-platinum-seller and radio hit in 1979, the group was cooked up to cash in on a supposed novelty item. Music industry producer and label owner Sylvia Robinson had become aware of the massive ...Read full biography
The Sugarhill Gang
Released: 1980
Label: Pinnacle
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Although the Sugarhill Gang didn't invent hip-hop, they were the first rap act to have a huge international hit. Released in 1979, "Rapper's Delight" was millions of listeners' first exposure to hip-hop ...Read full review
Jump on It!
Released: 1999
Label: Rhino/Warner Bros.
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The longtime reissue label Rhino Records made a transition from faithful historian to active participant in the world of modern music with Jump on It!, the first new album by the Sugarhill Gang in more ...Read full review