500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Sugarhill Gang, 'Rapper's Delight'
Writers: S. Robinson, H. Jackson, M. Wright, G. O’Brien
Producer: Sylvia Robinson
Released: Oct. '79, Sugar Hill
12 weeks; No. 36
Master Gee, Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank were a pure studio creation, a trio of unknown MCs recruited by Sugar Hill’s Sylvia Robinson to make rap’s first radio hit. Based on a sample of Chic’s "Good Times," the track — with raps about bad food instead of boasting — kept going hip-hop, hippity-to-the-hop for 15 minutes.
Appears on: Rappers Delight: The Best of Sugarhill Gang (Rhino)