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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.

Contents

Reception

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)

Personnel

  • 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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