Today in Hip-Hop: The Sugarhill Gang Drop the Single “Rapper’s Delight”
This is where it all started.
1979: New Jersey trio The Sugarhill Gang made waves in hip-hop music like no other group at the time when they dropped their hit single, “Rapper’s Delight” on Sept. 16, 1979.
The world of music changed forever, as rap was born.
The quintessential party track peaked at number 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and is often credited by critics as launching the entire genre of hip-hop.
In 2012, "Rapper's Delight" was one of the 25 recordings inducted into the Library Of Congress National Recording Registry.
This was the first time people saw that rap wasn't just a street freestyle movement on the corners of NYC. Rappers delight showed the world that the music could be pressed and people would buy into the product.
The genre wouldn't be where it is today without Rappers Delight.