When the DJ superstars like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash moved from the house parties to the dance clubs, it left a hole in hip-hop that only an act of God could fill. Like the Biblical flood, new MCs and DJs came onto the scene and struggled to keep their head above water in the hopes they too could become famous. But for three young MCs, the best way for them to make their name was to go mainstream and release the first rap record, Rapper’s Delight. On this episode of Bring the Noise, we look at the world-dominating success, as well as the trials and tribulations, of the first Top 40 rap group, Sugarhill Gang.
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