Sugarhill Gang 1979

How Time Passes Us By…

?Back on this day in 1979, The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was released. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. The song’s opening lyric “I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hop” is world-renowned.” (source)

Let’s take a listen to this epic boogie-tastic landmark track and think of all the good and not so swell things that have changed in music since it’s release 34 years ago today…

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