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Encyclopedia > Rapper's Delight
"Rapper's Delight"
"Rapper's Delight" cover
Single by The Sugarhill Gang
from the album Sugarhill Gang
Released October 1979
Format 12"
Recorded Sugar Hill Studios
Genre Hip hop, Old school rap, Rap
Length 14:37
Label Sugar Hill Records
The Sugarhill Gang singles chronology
"Rapper's Delight" "Eighth Wonder"
Alternate covers
French 7-Inch single cover

"Rapper's Delight" is a 1979 single by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang; it was one of the first hip hop hit singles. One critic ranked it #2 in the 100 Greatest Rap Songs, beaten by Common Sense's I Used to Love H.E.R.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop and funk group, known mostly for their biggest hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ... Sugarhill Gang is the self titled debut album by influential rap group, The Sugarhill Gang. ... For the record label, see 12 Inch Records. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The very first hip hop to come out of the block parties of New York City in the 1970s and early 1980s is called old school hip hop. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Sugar Hill Records was the name of a rap music label that was founded in 1974 by husband and wife Joe and Sylvia Robinson with financial funding of Morris Levy, the owner of Roulette Records. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop and funk group, known mostly for their biggest hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop and funk group, known mostly for their biggest hit, Rappers Delight, the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... I Used to Love H.E.R. is a hip hop song by the Chicago-born rapper Common. ...

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History

"Rapper's Delight" hit #36 on the U.S. pop charts, #4 on the U.S. R&B charts, and #3 on the UK singles chart. In 1979 it became the first hip-hop single to go gold. The following year, the song was the anchor of the group's first album The Sugarhill Gang. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with RIAA certification. ...


It was the first Top 40 song to be available only as a 12-inch extended version — no 7", 45-RPM record was made.


The song inspired Blondie's 1980 hit, "Rapture" which is considered by some to be the second major hip hop hit after "Rapper’s Delight" and also Queen's hit, "Another One Bites the Dust". Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s, and which has sold over 40 million records. ... Rapture single cover Rapture is track number 8 from the 1980 album Autoamerican by Blondie. ... Queen are an English rock band formed in 1970 in London by guitarist Brian May, singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, with bassist John Deacon joining the following year. ... Another One Bites the Dust is a 1980 funk/rock song from the English rock band Queen, written by bassist John Deacon and was a worldwide crossover hit (hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, hitting #2 on the R&B charts, and the Disco Top 100). ...


Predecessors

Like many songs from the time, "Rapper's Delight" was performed over the breakdown section of a disco hit (played by the group Positive Force), in this case Chic's "Good Times." This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... This article is about the music genre. ... For other uses, see Chic. ... Good Times is a song by the band CHIC, recorded for their 1979 album Risqué. In August of that year, it became the bands second #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100. ...


Although "Good Times" is reported as being replayed by Positive Force, there is some debate among hip hop historians. The strings and piano sections on "Rapper's Delight" sound so close to the original recording that some suggest portions of the track are in fact samples taken from the Chic track. Since the recording of "Rapper's Delight" predates the advent of the sampler this would have to have happened either by editing the studio tape or by having a DJ cut them into the track. An AKAI MPC2000 sampler Playing a Yamaha SU10 Sampler A sampler is an electronic music instrument closely related to a synthesizer. ... Scratching is a DJ or turntablist technique used to produce sounds for some types of music. ...


Since the very birth of hip hop was the DJ's art (scratching and cutting), it is likely the band (represented in the form of Sylvia Robinson, the label's founder and a woman well known for her business savvy at all stages of her career) were simply contesting usage of the recording to avoid paying a fee to Atlantic Records (while remunerating Rodgers and Edwards through their publishing entities with a reported $500,000 cash).[citation needed] Sylvia Robinson (born Sylvia Vanderpool, 6 March 1936 in New York) is a singer, musician and producer, and record label executive. ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... Nile Gregory Rodgers (born September 19, 1952 in New York City) is a prolific and influential musician, composer, arranger, guitarist and music producer, and co-founding member of the seminal multi-platinum hit R&B band Chic, with influential bassist, the late Bernard Edwards. ... Bernard Edwards (1953-1996), born in Greenville, North Carolina, was a bass player and record producer, both as a member of Chic and on his own. ... This article deals with contemporary popular music publishing. ...


References to this song

  • Phrases from this song continue to be referenced by hip hop and R&B artists, too numerous to name, evidence of the indelible mark the song made on the hip hop consciousness.
  • The lyric in this song "What you hear is not a test" was also said in ShG's hit song "Apache", as well as in Orquesta D'Soul's song "Vamos a bailar".
  • In an episode of For Your Love, Mel (James Lesure) is stunned to learn that Malena (Holly Robinson) does not know all the lyrics to "Rapper's Delight", telling his brother and friends that he would never have married her if he had realized this beforehand.
  • In the "My Old Friend's New Friend" episode of Scrubs, J.D. gives Turk a Sugarhill Gang alarm clock as a wedding gift. When it goes off, the rappers appear on top of the clock, performing "Rapper's Delight" with slightly different lyrics, such as "get your white ass outta bed".
  • The Tesco Vee song "Crapper's Delight" is a parody of "Rapper's Delight".
  • The titular character of the film Kangaroo Jack sings the intro during Charlie's unconscious dreaming. The only difference between this and the original is Jack sings "My name is Jackie Leggs and I'd like to say 'Hello!'"
  • The "old school rappers" on the Saturday Night Live sketch "Rap Street" sing a nonsensical spoof of "Rapper's Delight", enthusiastically belting out "Rap rap, ribbity rap rap, rip rop ribbity do!"
  • Cassidy quotes this song in his first hit single "Hotel". The original lyrics consist of "Hotel, motel, Holiday Inn" and "If your girl start actin' up, then you take her friend." Cassidy makes reference to this with the line "the hotel, not the motel or the holiday inn" and "If that girl don't participate, well then I'ma take her friend."
  • Several British rappers remade the song in 2005. The seven-minute long song includes the original beat with rising English rappers such as Kano and Rodney P paying homage to the original.
  • Country artist Neal McCoy performs part of "Rapper's Delight" in his song "Hillbilly Rap."
  • The Spanish summer hit "Aserejé" (2002) (released as "The Ketchup Song" in many other countries), sung by Las Ketchup, was the subject of a copyright dispute for its perceived similarities to "Rapper's Delight". "Aserejé" tells the story of a pimp-like "afro-gipsy, Rastafari" character named Diego who walks into a crowded nightclub at midnight, and the DJ, as he sees Diego walk in, plays the "twelve-o'clock anthem", "the song he desires most", which happens to be Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight". Its first verse: "I say the hip hop, the hippie...", prononuced phonetically in Spanish, the way it would sound to someone who does not understand English, becomes the song's chorus. Although technically meaningless and sometimes referred to as gibberish, the chorus is a phonetic pronunciation of the first verse in its entirety: "Aserejé, já, de jé, de jebe tu de jebere sebiounouba, majabi an de bugui an de buididipí". It was later regarded as containing encoded satanic messages, since its title "Aserejé" sounds like "Un ser hereje", Spanish for "A heretical being".
  • The song was used in the final stages of an imaginative Honda television commercial, The Cog, in 2003.
  • On December 1, 2004, BBC 1Xtra celebrated the 25th anniversary of its entry into the British charts by broadcasting a revised recording of "Rapper's Delight" performed by several English rappers.
  • Rapper Afroman bases most verses of his song "Crazy Rap" on the end of Rapper's Delight
  • The Teddybears incorporate elements of the chorus (bomb diddy bomb da dang da dang diggy diggy) into their electronic hit Cobrastyle
  • Rapper Joe Budden samples the beat for his 2004 song "Your Body's Hot"
  • In the song "the Move", the Beastie Boys use the lyrics, "I don't mean to brag, I don't mean to boast, but I'm intercontinental when I eat french toast," as a tribute to "Rapper's Delight."
  • The Jurassic 5 song "In the House" has elements of this song.

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Living in Clip is a live album by singer-songwriter Ani DiFranco, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... Tesco Vee (b. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Kangaroo Jack is a buddy-action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jerry OConnell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken and Estella Warren. ... Ellen Albertini Dow (born November 16, 1918) is an American character actress. ... Adam Richard Sandler (born September 9, 1966) is an American comedian, actor, musician, screenwriter, and film producer. ... The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ... This article is about the American television series. ... Rap Street was a TV show sketch which appeared twice on Saturday Night Live. ... In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... Barry Adrian Reese (born July 7, 1982), better known by his stage name Cassidy, is an American rapper. ... Hotel is a single by the rapper Cassidy from his 2004 album Split Personality. ... Kano is the administrative center of the Kano State and the third largest city in Nigeria, in terms of geographical size, after Ibadan and Lagos. ... Rodney P is a Battersea born MC who entered the UK hip hop scene in the 1980s. ... Neal McCoy is an American country singer of mixed White and Filipino descent. ... Def Squad is a rap supergroup consisting of Erick Sermon, Redman & Keith Murray. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Reginald Reggie Noble (born April 17, 1970), better known by his stage name Redman, is an American rapper. ... Keith Murray (born in Brooklyn, New York in 1974 is a rapper and a member of the rap trio Def Squad, which included fellow rappers Redman and Erick Sermon. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... The Ketchup Song is the English title of the song Aserejé which was an international hit record in 2002. ... The Ketchup Song is the English title of the song Aserejé which was an international hit in 2002. ... Las Ketchup is a Latin Grammy Award nominated 4-girl group comprised of sisters Lola, Pilar, Lucía and Rocio Muñoz from Córdoba in Andalucia, Spain. ... 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To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Afroman (born Joseph Mortimer Foreman on July 28, 1974) is a rap artist from Palmdale, California. ... Crazy Rap is the second most widely-known single by rapper Afroman. ... P. Diddy Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969 aka P. Diddy, Puff Daddy, Sean Puffy Combs) is an African-American record producer, entrepreneur, and rapper. ... // Sara Stokes - a Detroit R&B singer Was not considered by Diddy to stay on Bad Boy Dylan The Dilinjah John - a Brooklyn reggae vocalist Was kicked out and released a mixtape dissing Diddy afterwards Rodney Young City Hill (formerly known as Chopper), a New Orleans rapper Became the first... Juicy is a song by hip hop artist The Notorious B.I.G. and the first single from his 1994 debut album, Ready to Die. ... Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972 - March 9, 1997), also known as Biggie Smalls (after a stylish gangster in the 1975 comedy, Lets Do it Again), but best known as The Notorious B.I.G. (Business Instead of Game). ... Cobrastyle is a single performed by Teddybears featuring Mad Cobra. ... Joseph Anthony Budden (born August 31, 1980) is an American rapper, born in Spanish Harlem, New York City but lived in Jersey City, New Jersey for most of his life. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... Jurassic 5 was a six- and then later five-piece hip hop group formed in 1994. ...

In the media

  • In 1999, National Public Radio included this song in the "NPR 100", in which NPR's music editors sought to compile the one hundred most important American musical works of the 20th century
  • Resung in the 1998 movie The Wedding Singer.
  • Played in the 1999 video game Thrasher: Skate and Destroy
  • Played in the 2003 movie Kangaroo Jack.
  • Played in the 2004 video game Tony Hawk's Underground 2.
  • Played in the 2004 television show Scrubs season 4, episode 1.
  • Played in the 2004 Honda Accord commercial The Cog.
  • Played in the 2005 video game True Crime: New York City.
  • Played in the 2005 video game Pump It Up Exceed SE.
  • Played in the 2007 video game Dance Dance Revolution Universe.
  • Played in the 2007 movie Kickin It Old Skool
  • Played in the 2007 television show One Tree Hill in season 4, episode 21.

NPR redirects here. ... The Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci that stars Adam Sandler as Robbie Hart, a wedding singer, and Drew Barrymore as Julia Sullivan, the object of his affections. ... Kangaroo Jack is a buddy-action movie produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, starring Jerry OConnell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken and Estella Warren. ... Tony Hawks Underground 2 (also known as THUG 2 or Tony Hawks Pro Skater 6) is the sixth installment in Neversofts Tony Hawks Series and is the sequel to 2003s Tony Hawks Underground. ... This article is about the US sitcom. ... The Cog was a dramatic television commercial for the Honda Accord, made (almost completely) without any CGI or trick photography. ... This article is about the video game. ... Dance Dance Revolution UNIVERSE (known as Dancing Stage Universe in Europe) is the first entry in the musical dancing genre for the Xbox 360. ... Kickin It Old Skool is an American comedy film directed by Harvey Glazer and written by Trace Slobotkin. ... This article is about the American television series. ...

References

is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...

See also

Ishkurs Guide to Electronic Music (often referred to as just Ishkurs Guide) is an online Flash-driven guide to electronic music created by Kenneth John Taylor of British Columbia. ...

External links

  • Silver jubilee for first rap hit — BBC article about the single on its 25th anniversary

  Results from FactBites:
 
Rapper's Delight - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (833 words)
“Rapper’s Delight” is a 1979 single by American hip hop trio The Sugarhill Gang; it was one of the first hip hop hit singles.
The song was used in the final stages of an imaginative Honda commercial/advert, The Cog, in the United Kingdom in 2003/2004.
The strings and piano sections on "Rapper's Delight" sound so close to the original recording that some suggest portions of the track are in fact tape loops.
Old School Feature - The Evolution of Rapper's Delight (645 words)
Thanks to the revitalization of disco in the late 1990's and several remakes (include one by a grandmother), the words "Now what you hear is not a test, I'm rappin' to the beat/ And me, the groove, and my friends are gonna try and move your feet/" are recognizable.
First of all, "Rapper's Delight" was not the first rap record.
Returning to "Rapper's Delight", the group that recorded it, The Sugarhill Gang, was not exactly a well known crew before the song.
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