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The Sequence’s “Funk You Up” was the first Hip-Hop single by a female group

The Sequence was a female trio from South Carolina consisting of Angie “Angie B” Stone, Cheryl “The Pearl” Cook and Gwendolyn “Blondy” Chisolm.

After being backstage at a Sugarhill Gang concert and impressing Records founder Sylvia Robinson, got signed to and released “Funk You Up” in December 1979, the first hip-hop single by a female group and the second single ever released on the label. “Funk You Up” peaked at No. 15 on ’s Hot Soul Singles chart.

The Sequence - Funk You Up

In 2017, The Sequence sued  and Mark Ronson because “Uptown Funk” sounded too similar to “Funk You Up” their biggest hit.

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Wu Tang Clan’s ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ was the first hip hop album to go No. 1 in the UK

Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Wu-Tang Forever’ was the first Hip-Hop album to go No. 1 in the UK

RBX gave Snoop Dogg a ride to a studio session with Dr. Dre and ended up being featured on The Chronic

RBX gave Snoop Dogg a ride to a studio session with Dr. Dre and ended up being featured on “The Chronic”