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Rappin' Down Town
Rappin' Down Town
Sugarhill gang rappin.jpg
Studio album by
Released1983
Recorded1982-1983
GenreOld school hip hop, hip hop
Length38:53
LabelSugar Hill/Disques Vogue
The Sugarhill Gang chronology
8th Wonder
(1982)
Rappin' Down Town
(1983)
Livin' in the Fast Lane
(1984)

Rappin' Down Town is the third album from New York City-based rap/hip hop group The Sugarhill Gang. Released in 1983, this album includes the minor R&B hits "The Lover in You" and "The Word is Out."

The final three tracks on the album would also appear on the band's next album, Livin' in the Fast Lane, the following year, with "Kick it Live" becoming a moderate hit.

Background

The Sugarhill Gang's debut single "Rapper's Delight" has been said to popularize rap music and bring the genre into mainstream music in America. Rappin' Down Town was the third album the group recorded.

Track listing

  1. "The Lover in You" (Pete Wingfield, Sylvia Robinson) (6:52)
  2. "The Word is Out" (Bernard Alexander, Doug Wimbish, Guy O'Brien, Henry Jackson, Michael Wright, Robinson) (5:40)
  3. "Winner Is" (Wimbish, Skip McDonald) (6:48)
  4. "Kick It Live from 9 to 5 (Michael Hepburn, Pleasure) (6:25)
  5. "Space Race" (Wimbish, Ed Fletcher, McDonald) (7:41)
  6. "Girls" (Al Goodman, Harry Ray, Wright, O'Brien, Venus Dodson) (5:37)

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