Sugarhill Gang (album)
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Sugarhill Gang Album
Sugarhill Gang
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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 7, 1980 (1980-02-07)
GenreOld-school hip hop, disco, soul
LabelSugarhill Records
ProducerSylvia Robinson
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Sugarhill Gang is the self-titled debut album by influential rap group The Sugarhill Gang.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]
Smash Hits5/10[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". The remainder of the LP consists several down-tempo soul tracks and a disco instrumental, as Sylvia Robinson didn't believe an album consisting entirely of hip hop music would be commercially viable in 1980.

Track listing

  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)



Chart (1980) Peak
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[7] 32


Year Single Chart positions[8]
1979 "Rappers Delight" 36 (1980) 4 14

External links


  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. ^ "Chip Shearin artist page". TC Electronic. Retrieved 2017.
  4. ^ a b "Sugarhill Gang". EEG Talent. Retrieved 2017.
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  6. ^ "The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight". Retrieved 2017.
  7. ^ "Sugarhill Gang Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved March 6, 2018.
  8. ^ "Sugarhill Gang US singles chart history". Retrieved 2011.

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