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“Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to enter Billboard’s Top 40 Chart

“Rapper’s Delight” was released via Sugar Hill Records on September 16, 1979. Just a few months after it’s release, “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang became the first rap song to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, entering the chart at No. 84 on November 13, 1979. Rapper’s Delight cracked the Top 40 at No. 37 on January 5 1980, peaking at No. 36 a week later.

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The Sugarhill Gang returned to the chart in 1981 with their single “8th Wonder” at No. 82 and the following year with “Apache (Jump On It)” at No. 53.

I said a hip hop
Hippie to the hippie
The hip, hip a hop, and you don’t stop, a rock it out

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