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The Sugarhill Gang is an American Rap music group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first rap single to become a Top 40 hit. The song uses an interpolation of the instrumental track from the hit "Good Times" by Chic as its foundation.

The members, all from Englewood, New Jersey consisted of Michael "Wonder Mike" Wright, Henry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson, and Guy "Master Gee" O'Brien. The three were assembled into a group by producer Sylvia Robinson, who founded Sugar Hill Records with her husband, record mogul Joe Robinson. The group and the record company are named after the Sugar Hill, Manhattan neighborhood.

The Sugarhill Gang never again topped the US charts, though it had a slew of European hits, such as "Apache", "Eighth Wonder" (which was performed on the American music show Soul Train in 1981), "Rapper's Reprise (Jam Jam)," and "Showdown" (with the Furious Five). In 1999, the trio reunited and recorded Jump on It! a hip hop children's album.

In recent years, original members of the Sugarhill Gang have performed as the Original Sugar and as Rapper's Delight Featuring Wonder Mike and Master Gee.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1979 Sugarhill Gang The Sugarhill Gang 3
1981 8th Wonder The Sugarhill Gang 1
1999 Jump on It! The Sugarhill Gang 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Rapper's Delight: The Greatest Hits Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 1
1995 The Best of the Sugarhill Gang Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 2
1996 Rapper's Delight: The Best of Sugarhill Gang Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 4 1
1996 The Best of Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 1
1997 Grandmaster Flash vs. The Sugarhill Gang Compilation Grandmaster Flash vs. The Sugarhill Gang 1
1999 Hits Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 1
1999 Rapper's Delights (Back to the Old School) Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 1
2000 The Greatest Hits Compilation The Sugarhill Gang vs. Grandmaster Flash 1
2002 The Essentials Compilation The Sugarhill Gang 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1979 Rapper's Delight The Sugarhill Gang 6
1980 8th Wonder / Sugar Hill Groove The Sugarhill Gang 1
1981 Apache Sugar Hill Gang 1
1981 Showdown The Furious Five Meets The Sugarhill Gang 1
1982 The Lover in You The Sugarhill Gang 1

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