When you mention LEGENDS in the music industry, you have to mention "The Sugarhill Gang". HIP HOPS first superstars and pioneers. The Sugarhill Gang made history in 1979 with their debut 12" Rap Single "Rappers Delight"!!
Their song “Rappers Delight” was the first commercial rap record ever made and later went on to become the largest selling 12” single of all time with over 15 Million Records sold!!
The Sugarhill Gang were put together by legendary Recording Artist/Producer/Record Owner Sylvia Robinson who named the group after her Record Label Sugarhill Records and revolutionised the music industry by introducing a new art form of music and culture throughout the world. Hip hop/rap music has now become a multi billion dollar industry and many record companies and rap artists today give The Sugarhill Gang credit for creating this music phenomenon!!
The Sugarhill Gang was the first rap group to tour throughout the world and to appear on national TV shows such as: American Band Stand, Solid Gold, Soul Train and Wonderama, as well as on our very own Top of the Pops. In addition, The Sugarhill Gang has received numerous gold and platinum 12” singles and albums status under their belts such as: 8th Wonder, Showdown, Kick It Live From 9 to 5, Livin’ In The Fast Lane and Apache.