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The Sugarhill Gang “Rapper’s Delight” was the first hip-hop music video

The Sugarhill Gang‘s “Rapper’s Delight” from their self-titled album, was the first song to receive a video.

“Rappers Delight” was released via Records on September 16, 1979. Shortly after came the music video, hip-hop’s first music video, which was recorded on “The Soap Factory” Disco in Palisades Park, New Jersey. During their 1979 appearance on “The Soap Factory”, turned the high-quality production of the disco show into ’s first music video.

Read: The Sugarhill Gang’s self-titled album “The Sugarhill Gang” was the first hip-hop album ever

“Rappers Delight” was written by and performed by Grandmaster Caz, Wonder Mike, Master Gee and Big Bank Hank.

Watch the first hip-hop music video below.

Read: “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang was recorded in one take

Watch the the extended 15 minute version of “Rappers Delight” the first hip-hop music video below.

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