Sugarhill Gang (album)

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Sugarhill Gang
Studio album by The Sugarhill Gang
Released February 7, 1980 (1980-02-07)
Recorded 1979
Genre Old school hip hop, soul, rap
Length 39:17
Label Sugarhill Records
Producer Sylvia Robinson
Billy Jones
Nate Edmonds
The Sugarhill Gang chronology
Sugarhill Gang
(1980)
8th Wonder
(1982)
30 second sample of "Rapper's Delight" from Sugarhill Gang

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Sugarhill Gang is the self-titled debut album by influential rap group The Sugarhill Gang.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits 5/10[2]

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".

Track listing[edit]

  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[edit]

Charts[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Top Soul Albums[3] 32

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[4]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1979 "Rappers Delight" 36 (1980) 4 14

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zimmermann, Curtis. The Sugarhill Gang: Sugarhill Gang > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved August 25, 2011.
  2. ^ Starr, Red. "Sugarhill Gang: Sugarhill Gang". Smash Hits (March 20 – April 2): 31. 
  3. ^ "Sugarhill Gang US albums chart history". Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sugarhill Gang US singles chart history". Allmusic.com. Retrieved August 25, 2011.