The Best Of SugarHill Gang: Rapper's Delight
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It's not quite the first rap record, or the best, but Rapper's Delight--15 glorious minutes of the bass line from Chic's "Good Times," with a New Jersey crew spieling goofy routines about Superman and bad food on top--is one king hell of a party-starter. After that, they could have filled the rest of the disc with crowd noise and gotten away with it, but the Sugarhill Gang had a bunch of other party-jam hits, notably the almost-as-indelible "Apache" and "8th Wonder." Those songs show up here too, along with some entertaining non-hits and "Showdown," their rap-off with the Furious Five. What they're saying isn't really the point; the point is to move the crowd, and they're still hip-hop's greatest entertainers. --Douglas Wolk

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tracklisting: Rapper's Delight
Hot Hot Summer Day
8th Wonder
Showdown - Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five
Lover in You
Word Is Out
Kick It Live from 9 to 5
Livin' in the Fast Lane
Work, Work the Body! - Wonder Mike
title: The Best Of SugarHill Gang: Rapper's Delight
purchase date: 09-05-2005
published: 16-07-1996
price: $11.98
net Rating: 4.5
last lookup time: 137383696
genre: East Coast
Old School
Rhino Records
fullTitle: The Best Of SugarHill Gang: Rapper's Delight
currentValue: $6.59
created: 137383696
country: us
aspect: Audio CD
asin: B0000033K4
artist: The Sugarhill Gang