The Sugar Hill Gang* ‎– Sugarhill Gang

Sugar Hill Records ‎– SH-245, Sugar Hill Records ‎– SH245
Vinyl, LP, Album, Bestway Pressing, Gatefold

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A1 Here I Am
Written-By – C. Derry*, D. Phillips*, N. Edmonds*, S. Robinson*
A2 Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
Featuring [Guest Artist] – The SequenceWritten-By – Sylvia Robinson
A3 Bad News
Written-By – D. Phillips*, N. Edmonds*, Sylvia Robinson
B1 Sugar Hill Groove
Written-By – G. O'Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, Sylvia Robinson
B2 Passion Play
Written-By – B. Roland*, B. Reynolds*, N. Edmonds*, S. Smith*
B3 Rapper's Delight
Written-By – Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers

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Released in a gatefold jacket.

Labels specify "Artist - The Sugar Hill Gang" and show the title as "Sugar Hill Gang"; the jacket just shows "Sugarhill Gang".

Back cover: © 1979 Sugar Hill Records, Ltd.
Labels: ℗ © 1980 Sugarhill Records Ltd.

Cover: SH245
Label: SH-245

All tracks published by Sugar Hill Music Publishing Ltd.; track B3 also published by Chic Music, Inc.

This version is the Bestway Productions pressing plant variation and can be identified by the text on the labels and by the runout groove etchings.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): SH-245-A (V1A-1-BW)
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): SH-245-B (V1B-2-BW)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): VIA-1-RE
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): VIA-2-RE ✩
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout both sides, stamped): STERLING
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 51) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
VPL1-4223 Sugarhill Gang Rapper's Delight(LP, Album, Gat) RCA VPL1-4223 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
SV 2058 Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album, Gat) Quality SV 2058 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
FRK 736006 Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(Cass, Album) Sugar Hill Records Ltd., Frog Records (5) FRK 736006 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
SH245, SH 245 Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Sugar Hill Records, Sugar Hill Records SH245, SH 245 US Unknown Sell This Version
709588 Sugarhill Gang Sugarhill Gang(Cass, Album) Sugar Hill Records Ltd. 709588 France Unknown Sell This Version


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December 15, 2018
Does anyone know the exact date this album was first released?


July 30, 2018
Did any version of this released in the US have the 15 minute version (14:31 or thereabouts)? I only see the UK versions above containing that version.


June 11, 2017
edited over 2 years ago
the track "sugarhill groove" to my ears seems to be borrowing heavily from "Glide" by the band called "Pleasure" (1979) take a listen and you will see what i mean! id recognize those licks anywhere


June 26, 2006
edited over 13 years ago

This album includes one of the all-time classics of hip-hop: "Rapper's Delight" - a disco/funk flavored party track, which is also known as the first commercially successful mainstream hip-hop single. The album contains some disco/funk/r&b-tracks, and then some early hip-hop. Although nothing as spectacular the hit single, still an allround record for good times. "Sugarhill groove" has been sampled by the Beastie Boys.