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Sugarhill Gang (album)

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Recorded  1979
Label  Sugarhill Records
Length  39:17
Producer  Sylvia Robinson
Released  February 7, 1980 (1980-02-07)
Genre  Old-school hip hop, disco

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



The album was released in 1980 for Sugarhill Records and was produced by Sylvia Robinson. The single "Rapper's Delight" was a #36 hit on the US pop chart and a #4 hit 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 several down-tempo soul tracks and a disco instrumental, as Sylvia Robinson didn't 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)" featuring 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 Edwards, Nile Rodgers)


  • The Sugarhill Gang - Lead Vocals
  • Sylvia Robinson - Vibraphone, backing vocals
  • Douglas Wimbish - Bass
  • Keith LeBlanc - Drums
  • Skip McDonald - Guitar
  • Nate Edmonds, Skitch Smith - Keyboards
  • Harry Reyes, John Stump - Percussion
  • Craig Derry - Congas
  • References

    Sugarhill Gang (album) Wikipedia

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