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The Sugarhill Gang: Freak of the Week

Report by Davitt Sigerson, Melody Maker, 15 December 1979

DESPITE A rhythm track that mangles Chic's 'Good Times' (they settled out of court), 'Rapper's Delight' by the Sugarhill Gang has been the season's biggest-selling ...

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Singles Charts: Quick! Before They Vanish!

Overview by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, 8 December 1979

DANNY BAKER checks out the singles charts. ...

The Sugarhill Gang: Beat The Rap

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 5 January 1980

SHREVEPORT, LOUISIANA, and the Parliafunk crowd are watching three ex-DJs performing 15 minutes of the hippest tongue twisting in town. "Said a hip-hop, the hippie ...

The Sugarhill Gang: The Venue, London

Live Review by Pete Wingfield, Melody Maker, 1 March 1980

FLASHBACK: October 5, '79, at Barry's Stereo, a small midtown Manhattan record outlet that specialises in those mammoth portable stereo cassette-radio jobs that half the ...

New albums from Sugarhill Records

Review by Lloyd Bradley, New Musical Express, 17 April 1982

The West Street Mob: The West Street Mob (Sugarhill) The Sequence: Sugarhill Presents (Sugarhill) The Sugarhill Gang: 8th Wonder (Sugarhill) Various Artists: Greatest Rap ...

The Sugarhill Gang: Sweet Talking

Interview by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 28 August 1982

Rap? No, actually the Sugar hill Gang are pretty good, says Paul Sexton ...

Hip Hop: The Music Centre

Report by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 14 April 1983

Ever wondered where Wham! and Malcolm McLaren got their ideas from? Or how rapping and scratching actually started? The answers lie in the Bronx — a borough ...

The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel: The Dragonfly, Los Angeles CA

Live Review by Marc Weingarten, Los Angeles Times, 3 November 1997

Godfathers of Rap Churn Out Boogity Beat for Willing Crowd ...

Hip Hop Don't Stop

Overview by David Bennun, Hot Air, 1999

A LITTLE over two minutes into The Fugees' 1996 hit 'Ready Or Not', the voice of Lauryn Hill is thrown into relief by a brief ...

Good Boys Of Rap

Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 30 April 1999

Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five And Melle Mel: 'Adventures On The Wheels Of Steel' (Sequel)The Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delights (Sequel)Various Artists: Sugarhill Club Classics ...

Various Artists: Sugarhill Club Classics (Sequel)

Review by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 1 May 1999

IMAGINE, IF you will, "The Bible" performed in rhyme by young men in baseball hats. Breakdancing. It would have gone something like this. ...

The Sugarhill Gang: The Jazz Cafe, London **

Live Review by Tom Cox, The Guardian, 28 August 1999

Caught in a rap trap ...

Sugar Hill Records: Here's To You, Mrs Robinson

Retrospective by Angus Batey, Mojo Collections, Winter 2001

She took Motown as her blueprint and signed the first all-female rap group. But, as Angus Batey discovers, Sylvia Robinson and the Sugarhill mob spent ...

Hip-Hop Happens: The Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight'

Retrospective and Interview by Steven Daly, Vanity Fair, November 2005

Released in 1979, the single 'Rapper's Delight' launched hip-hop as a multi-billion-dollar phenomenon. The opportunistic 15-minute track also revived the career of its producer, a ...

The Sugarhill Gang: Jump On It ! – Complete Sugarhill Recordings

Sleeve notes by Bob Fisher, unpublished, July 2015

"All the other rappers didn't consider the Sugar Hill Gang to be real rappers. They just got lucky. They hadn't lived the life they hadn't ...


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