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  • Now what you hear is not a test: The story of the Sugarhill Gang

    Now what you hear is not a test: The story of the Sugarhill Gang

    When discussing the history of hip-hop, you can’t leave out The Sugarhill Gang. The group is important to the evolution of the genre as a commercial force, and at a time when many considered the sound a fad and not capable of producing hits, the trio from Edgewood, New Jersey proved everyone wrong...
  • The Sugarhill Gang's 'Livin' in the Fast Lane' a very confusing album

    The Sugarhill Gang's 'Livin' in the Fast Lane' a very confusing album

    After breaking new territory by becoming the first rap group to be commercially successful, The Sugarhill Gang found themselves on the outside looking in as countless MCs and rap groups expanded on the sound the group made popular. By the time the group released Livin’ In the Fast Lane in 1984, the...
  • Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang dead at age 57

    Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang dead at age 57

    Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson of the pioneering hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang died Tuesday due to complications from cancer, CNN and other media outlets are reporting. He was 57. "So sad to hear about our brother's passing,” “Wonder Mike” Wright and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien, the surviving members of...
  • Back in the day review: The Sugarhill Gang: 'Sugarhill Gang'

    Back in the day review: The Sugarhill Gang: 'Sugarhill Gang'

    Contrary to popular belief, the Sugarhill Gang is not the first rap group in history, nor is their smash 1979 single “Rapper’s Delight” the first ever rap track in history. Rap was in existence long before the Sugarhill Gang came into the picture. It just wasn't a known form of music outside of New...
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