Sugarhill Gang ‎– Rapper's Delight

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The songs intro is an interpolation of "Here Comes That Sound Again" by British studio disco group "Love De-Luxe". The track itself is formed extensively from the bass line from Chic's "Good Times" which originally was not cleared or credited to "Chic". Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards threatened legal action over copyright, which resulted in a settlement and their being credited as co-writers.

Tracklist

Rapper's Delight (Long Version) 15:00
Rapper's Delight (Short Version) 6:30

Versions (89)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
60 29 472 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight "El Gozo Del Rollista"(12") Philips 60 29 472 Spain 1979 Sell This Version
TI-70338 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (El Cotorreo)(12") Musart TI-70338 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
TI - 70338 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (El Cotorreo)(12") Trebol TI - 70338 Mexico 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (12", S/Sided, Single, TP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SOSM 1012 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sound Of Scandinavia SOSM 1012 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
QDC 19 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Quality QDC 19 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH 542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH 542 US 1979 Sell This Version
TDS 061 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") RCA Limited Australia and New Zealand TDS 061 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH 542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH 542 US 1979 Sell This Version
QDC 19 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Quality QDC 19 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Gre) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Ora) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RP) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Red) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
0930.002 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single) Metronome 0930.002 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
310816 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Single, Yel) Vogue 310816 France 1979 Sell This Version
103492 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") RCA Victor 103492 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
Q 2357X Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Quality Q 2357X Canada 1979 Sell This Version
6198 316 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Philips 6198 316 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
SOS 1011 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Sound Of Scandinavia SOS 1011 Sweden 1979 Sell This Version
FRS 3011 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") Frog Records (5) FRS 3011 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
SH 752 B Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Ltd) RCA Victor SH 752 B Australia 1979 Sell This Version
SH-752 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Promo) Sugar Hill Records SH-752 US 1979 Sell This Version
SH 752 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Promo, Red) Sugar Hill Records SH 752 US 1979 Sell This Version
0030.232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome, CNR 0030.232 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
SH-001, VID-153RE-BW Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SH-001, VID-153RE-BW Philippines 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
0030.232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome 0030.232 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Sugar Hill Records, Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Kno) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
101260 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sil) Vogue 101260 France 1979 Sell This Version
SH 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, Sol) Sugar Hill Records SH 101 UK 1979 Sell This Version
SH-101A Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(Acetate, 7", S/Sided) Sugar Hill Records SH-101A US 1979 Sell This Version
0930.002 (0703.4465 S 1) Sugarhill Gang Rapper´s Delight(12", Maxi) Metronome 0930.002 (0703.4465 S 1) Germany 1979 Sell This Version
01.31.1627 Sugarhill Gang La Cotorra = Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Top Hits 01.31.1627 Peru 1980 Sell This Version
60 29 472 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight "El Gozo Del Rollista" (12") Philips 60 29 472 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
61 98 316 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight ("El Gozo Del Rollista")(7", Single) Philips 61 98 316 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
101.8161 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Melô Do Tagarela)(7") RCA 101.8161 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
SHS-001 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight = La Cotorra(12", Single) COLOR (4) SHS-001 Venezuela 1980 Sell This Version
RPM 00/531-12 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") RPM Records (3) RPM 00/531-12 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
SHL 101 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records SHL 101 UK 1980 Sell This Version
100.8045 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Blu) RCA Victor 100.8045 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
100.8045 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Gre) RCA Victor 100.8045 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
100.8045 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Pin) RCA Victor 100.8045 Brazil 1980 Sell This Version
RPM 00/532 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") RPM Records (3) RPM 00/532 South Africa 1980 Sell This Version
RPM 00/532 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7") RPM Records (3) RPM 00/532 Southern Rhodesia 1980 Sell This Version
30 232, 0030.232 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Metronome, Metronome 30 232, 0030.232 Austria 1980 Sell This Version
6031 150 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single) Philips 6031 150 Portugal 1980 Sell This Version
312127 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Maxi, RE) Vogue 312127 France 1988 Sell This Version
6.20909 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", RE) Sugar Hill Records 6.20909 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
SHR-524 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") Sugar Hill Records SHR-524 US 1989 Sell This Version
RPMX 225 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") Polarvox Oy RPMX 225 Finland 1989 Sell This Version
12P-1553 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") Blues Interactions, Inc. 12P-1553 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 3004 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") 4 Jocks Only JOCK 3004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
246659-0 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12") Sugar Hill Records 246659-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
246 659-0 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", Maxi, P/Mixed) TELDEC 246 659-0 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 1004 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(7") 4 Jocks Only JOCK 1004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
JOCK 8004 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(CD, Maxi) 4 Jocks Only JOCK 8004 Netherlands 1989 Sell This Version
SHRD0012 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix 1989)(12") Castle Communications SHRD0012 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VID-SHR-524, 500 Sugar Hill Gang* Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix)(12") Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records VID-SHR-524, 500 US 1989 Sell This Version
312170 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight (Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89)(12", Maxi) Vogue 312170 France 1989 Sell This Version
246 571-2 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(CD, Mini, Single) Sugar Hill Records, TELDEC 246 571-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
SH-2-5242 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)(2x12") Sugar Hill Records SH-2-5242 US 1989 Sell This Version
SHRD0007, SHRD 0007 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Hip Hop Remix 1989)(7", Single) Castle Communications, Castle Communications SHRD0007, SHRD 0007 UK 1989 Sell This Version
102334 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89 By Ben Liebrand)(7", Single) Vogue 102334 France 1989 Sell This Version
191005 Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight (Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89 By Ben Liebrand)(CD, Maxi) Vogue 191005 France 1989 Sell This Version
POST 570 The Sugarhill Gang* Rappers Delight - Original Version & Hip Hop Remix '89(12") Possum Records POST 570 Australia 1989 Sell This Version
TXCD 11 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(CD, Single, Dig) 12 Inch Stars, Dig It International TXCD 11 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
CMNT965 The Sugarhill Gang* Rapper's Delight(12") Sugar Hill Records CMNT965 UK 2004 Sell This Version
SH-542 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12", Unofficial) Sugar Hill Records SH-542 US 2005 Sell This Version
TIX 107 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(12") 12 Inch Stars TIX 107 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
SH 542, VID 152RE Sugar Gang* Rapper's Delight(12", Unofficial) Hollywood Records (10), Hollywood Records (10) SH 542, VID 152RE Italy Unknown Sell This Version
GC 340X Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(7", Single, RE) Quality GC 340X Canada Unknown Sell This Version

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puffketeer

puffketeer

November 17, 2015
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", RP, SH-542
my copy is really strange... the B-side with the short version has the label design from this variation, but the A-side has a label with a totally different typeset
stefandavid

stefandavid

October 4, 2015
referencing Rapper´s Delight, 12", Maxi, 0930.002 (0703.4465 S 1)
This is the German release of the Original Rapper´s Delight 12" long Version 15:00 minutes;
ICHBINZACHI

ICHBINZACHI

June 6, 2015
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Single, 0930.002

The real runtime of side A is about +/- 14:30 Min. - Recorded this record for myself - with a small cut at the end was a rest playtime 14:25 Min.
Franck-Dijon

Franck-Dijon

October 9, 2013
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Single, Yel, 310816
Exist in yellow with black label. My copy is like that.
djbonf

djbonf

July 16, 2013
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Unofficial, SH 542, VID 152RE
Very rare copy (with Sugar Gang on the label!)
this_is_a_document

this_is_a_document

May 14, 2012
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", SH 542

I have a a copy that is exactly the same but the printing is in black rather than blue shown in the picture. Is mine a completely different release or just a misprinting of the label? I looked through all the other ones with the same catalog number and this is the only one that has the exact same label just the printing is a different color.
.iQ.

.iQ.

June 6, 2011
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", SH-542
C.L.A.S.S.I.C
Every Hip Hop fan should know this song!
If not than you aren't......
MaximusMCX

MaximusMCX

January 4, 2011
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Rapper's Delight, 12", Single, 310816

Do the hip hop the hippit is just a line in the lyrics of this song. A very important song in the history of Hip Hop. Did i say Hip Hop? Maybe the phrase Hip Hop already existed in those days, but this music was not known as such at that time. It was called Rap. With the arrival of the Maxi-Single in 1976 instrumental versions of disco tracks became widely available. The youngsters in the ghetto loved it and started rapping on it. Hey, that sounds great. Let's make a record of our own. Thanks to Bernard Edwards for one of the most famous bass lines in the history of black music. And there you have it, problems! Rapper's Delight was the break through for Rap music and a huge number one in lots of countries all over the world. Now, where goes the money to? Chic? Sugarhill Gang? One thing is for sure. From the early beginning till, i don't know exactly, but let's say 1985, this genre or style of music was called Rap. Not Hip Hop, not Pop Rap, maybe Disco Rap, but mainly Rap. Have a look at those titles of compilations from that time. Genius Of Rap, Rap Attacks. If you find one saying Hip Hop, i congratulate you. My question to discogs management is: Why can't we select either the genre or style Rap? A second thing is sure. This catchy song still has magic written all over it. Thanks to Chic for the music and Sugarhill Gang for one of the most fluent disco raps in the history of music.
inspector.godot

inspector.godot

December 3, 2010
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89), 12", 246659-0

Very cool remix! CANNOT (for ontological reasons) be better than the original, but really is quite cool and contains lots of funky beats and samples. Here's one that crossed my way on a flew market just today: Black Riot [Todd Terry]: "A Day In The Life" (1988). A classic Acid House tune in the style of Maurice's "This is Acid" (that is: without the otherwise obligatory 303 and somehow not "acidic" at all).
spiers69

spiers69

January 9, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89), 12", 246659-0

In my opinion Ben Liebrand's remix is - and Im sure many hip hoppers would beat me down for saying this - better than the original. While I love the original, just as anyone who's into oldschool hip hop does, this version increases the 4/4 beat element making this an interesting mix of oldschool hip hop with classic Acid House sounds.

It samples First Choices "Let No Man Put Asunder" (with "It's not over!") and Mr Fingers' "Can You Feel It?" as well as (i think) a version of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life" (with the line "There's not a problem that I can't fix, cause I can do it in the mix")

A seriously cool remix. But if you don't know the original, make sure you familiarise yourself with it too (the original samples Chic's "Good Times" for it's bass line).