This Day in Music History

16 Sep 1979

todaySeptember 16, 2022

Background

The Sugarhill Gang’s ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was released. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip hop in the United States and around the world. The song’s opening lyric “I said a hip, hop, the hippie, the hippie to the hip hip hop” is world-renowned.

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Historical Facts

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