Best of Sugar Hill Gang [Rhino]

Best of Sugar Hill Gang [Rhino]

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by The Sugarhill Gang
     
 

Don't blame the Sugar Hill Gang for lacking lasting musical value. In 1979 when they convened in Sylvia Robinson's Sugar Hill studios they were an ad hoc trio just having some fun. Over the famous bass line from Chic's "Good Times," they created "Rapper's Delight," a novelty rap track about well, having a good time. Although Edwards and Rogers…  See more details below

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Don't blame the Sugar Hill Gang for lacking lasting musical value. In 1979 when they convened in Sylvia Robinson's Sugar Hill studios they were an ad hoc trio just having some fun. Over the famous bass line from Chic's "Good Times," they created "Rapper's Delight," a novelty rap track about well, having a good time. Although Edwards and Rogers caught up with them for the beat jacking, and although theirs wasn't really the first rap recording (the Fatback band did a B-side called King Tim a few months earlier), "Rapper's Delight" was a big hit and stands as the first big rap single. Heard today amid music by rappers like Jay-Z, Nas and Common, all of whom grew up with rap as an established fact, the music of the Sugar Hill Gang sounds quaint and more than a tad contrived. Furthermore, the best of their um, oeuvre, really consists of one song. The rest of this CD consists of various failed attempts at a follow-up.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/16/1996
Label:
Rhino
UPC:
0081227198626
catalogNumber:
71986

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sugarhill Gang   Primary Artist
Pete Wingfield   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Wonder Mike   Track Performer
Grandmaster Flash   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Michael Johnson   Producer
Jiggs Chase   Producer
Chris Clarke   Remastering
Jigsaw Productions, Inc.   Producer
Joey Robinson   Producer
Sylvia Robinson   Producer
Sylvia Inc. Productions   Producer
Doug Wimbish   Producer
Pete Wingfield   Producer
Michael Wright   Producer
Big Bank Hank   Producer
Larry Johnson   Producer
Monster X   Art Direction
Shannita Williams-Alleyne   Liner Notes
Bernard Alexander   Producer
Cheryl Cook   Producer
Guy OBrien   Producer
Daniel Hersch   Remastering

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