November 11, 2014

If you don't know The Sugarhill Gang, you should at least know that they pretty much brought hip hop into the mainstream when they released "Rapper's Delight" back in 1979. There wasn't a lot of recorded hip hop at the time, as it had mainly been underground, live-performance, party music up until that point. So thank you, Hank, along with Wonder Mike and Master Gee for being some of the first individuals to step into the world of recorded hip hop.

R.I.P. Hank

Got any favorite hip hop songs?

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