Sugarhill Gang ‎– Rapper's Delight

Vogue ‎– 310816
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Single


A Rapper's Delight (Long Version) 14:32
B Rapper's Delight (Short Version) 6:33

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Simple Single
A Sylvia Inc. Production
Music Taken From "Good Times"
℗ 1979 Sugar Hill Records Ltd.
Made in France
℗ 1979

Also released with blue labels

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  • Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): 310816 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): 310816 B
  • Other (Distribution Code): VG 114

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January 4, 2011
edited over 6 years ago

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.