IT WAS ON THIS DATE FEBRUARY 7, 1980 SUGAR HILL GANG RELEASED THIER DEBUT SELF TITLED

Sugarhill Gang is the self-titled debut album by influential rap group The Sugarhill Gang.

Sugarhill Gang

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Studio album by The Sugarhill Gang

Released February 7, 1980

Recorded 1979

GenreOld-school hip hopdiscosoul

Length 39:17

Label Sugarhill Records

Producer Sylvia Robinson

The Sugarhill Gang 

chronology

Sugarhill Gang
(1980) 8th Wonder
(1981) Singles from Sugarhill Gang

  • Rapper’s Delight
    Released: September 16, 1979
  • “Rapper’s Reprise”
    Released: 1980

Reception

Professional Ratings

Reviews scores Source Rating

Allmusic[1]

Smash Hits 5/10

The album was released in 1980 for Sugarhill Records and was produced by Sylvia Robinson. The single “Rapper’s Delight” was the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching #36 on the U.S. pop chart and #4 on the R&B chart. Although “Rapper’s Delight” was the only charting single, the album also included the minor hit, “Rapper’s Reprise”. The remainder of the LP consists of several down-tempo soul tracks and a disco instrumental, as Sylvia Robinson did not believe an album consisting entirely of hip hop music would be commercially viable in 1980.

Track listing

  1. “Here I Am” – 5:09 (Craig Derry, Nate Edmonds)
  2. “Rapper’s Reprise (Jam-Jam)” (ft. The Sequence) – 7:40 (Sylvia Robinson)
  3. “Bad News (Don’t Bother Me)” – 6:45 (Guy O’Brien, Henry Jackson, Michael Wright)
  4. “Sugarhill Groove” – 9:52 (Guy O’Brien, Henry Jackson, Michael Wright, Sylvia Robinson)
  5. “Passion Play” – 5:10 (Brenda Reynolds, Nate Edmonds, Ray Smith)
  6. Rapper’s Delight” – 14:37 [4:55 – shortened single version] (Bernard EdwardsNile Rodgers)⁷

Personnel

  • Rappers – Big Bank Hank, Master Gee, Wonder Mike (The Sugarhill Gang)
  • Backing Vocals, and Rhythm Arrangements – Positive Force (tracks 3, 5, 6)
  • Bass – Bernard Rowland (tracks 3, 5, 6), Douglas Wimbish, possibly Chip Shearin[3][4] (track 6)
  • Drums – Bryan Horton (tracks 3, 5, 6), Keith LeBlanc
  • Guitar – Albert Pittman (tracks 3, 5, 6[5]⁶), Skip McDonald, possibly Brian Morgan[4][6] (track 6)
  • Keyboards – Nate Edmonds, Skitch Smith
  • Percussion – Craig DerryHarry ReyesJohn Stump
  • Vibraphone, Backing Vocals – Sylvia Robinson
  • Special Guest Appearance – Tito Puente
  • Special Effects – Billy Jones, Nate Edmonds
  • Producer, Engineer, Mixed By – Billy Jones, Nate Edmonds, Sylvia Robinson

Charts

Chart (1980) Peak position

Australia (Kent Music Report) 92

US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard) 32

Singles

Year Single & Chart positions

USUS R&B US Dance AUS

1979″Rappers Delight”36 (1980) 41437

External links

References

  1. ^ Zimmermann, Curtis. The Sugarhill Gang: Sugarhill Gang > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Starr, Red. “Sugarhill Gang: Sugarhill Gang”. Smash Hits (March 20 – April 2): 31.
  3. ^ “Chip Shearin artist page”. TC Electronic. Retrieved July 25, 2017.
  4. a b “Sugarhill Gang”. EEG Talent. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  5. ^ http://nicolemount37.wixsite.com/music-bnb/bio
  6. ^ “The Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight”. Retrieved July 27, 2017.
  7. a b Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 299. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.
  8. ^ “Sugarhill Gang Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)”Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  9. ^ “Sugarhill Gang US singles chart history”. Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 25, 2011.

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