Sugarhill Gang – Hot Hot Summer Day

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-547] 1980 Nice slice of soulful disco rap from Hank and the boys and the third 12″ to be lifted from their debut album. There are a couple of label variations, as pictured below, with one having a far bolder font. Side A Hot Hot Summer Day (Vocal) [6:58] Side B Hot Hot Summer Day (Instrumental) […]

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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-542] 1979 Debut release by Master Gee, Wonder Mike and Big Bank Hank (R.I.P.), a group manufactured by label owner Sylvia Robinson. Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” is widely known as the first rap record record released on vinyl and was based around an interpretation of Chic’s “Good Times” bassline replayed by Chip Searin. It contained those infamous […]

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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Reprise (Jam-Jam)

Sugar Hill Records (US) [SH-545] 1980   Commercially unreleased second offering from Master Gee, Wonder Mike & Big Bank Hank (R.I.P.) in the US. “Rapper’s Reprise” is a nice disco boogie rap follow up to “Rapper’s Delight” and The Sequence while the flip has a slightly harder sound and also contains a nice drum break which has been sampled by […]

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