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The history of hip hop culture and music - Learn about how hip hip has been commercialized, impacted pop culture, education & the universe. Take the journey through the 1970's with Kool Herc, Afrika Bambataa, Grandmaster Flash, The Sugarhill Gang, The Ghetto Brothers

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"rapper's delight" becomes hip-hop's first top 40 hit on january 5, 1980 (photo via fused magazine on flickr)

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34 Rap Facts That Will Make You Feel Old

Sugarhill Gang "Rapper's Delight" (1979) — BROKE BARRIERS! If it wasn't for them there would be no US.

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The Sugar Hill Gang is known for their hit rap song "Rapper Delight". Best song ever!

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Sugar Hill Gang

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The Sugarhill Gang - Rapper's Delight (Official Video)

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Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight (1979) Funk is king, just wanna shake ma booty...oh what memories. I need a time machine

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Sylvia Robinson, is credited with being the mother of hip hop music. Sylvia was the founder of Sugar Hill records. She helped produce the first popular rap song, ”Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang. She also co-wrote and produced “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five which was the second popular rap song released.

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Old school hip, hop.....the hippy-to-the-hip-hip-hop & you don't stop!

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Lin-Manuel Miranda: The Sounds That Shaped 'Hamilton' on Spotify