Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 24


Sugar Hill Gang - Rapper's Delight
A monumental soundbyte that makes my list purely for its commercial success and relevance to a genre and not because i especially like it.
I think the song is alright and i definitely recognise it whenever i hear it but that's it. However, i think that this list wouldnt be complete without it.
I believe that this is the first hip hop song to go gold and a good number of relevant hip hop artists like Slick Rick, KRS 1 etc have cited this song as being a groundbreaking one for the world of hip hop. The hip hop genre is famous for sampling music and this song is no exception. Remember the song 'Good Times'? Well Rapper's Delight borrowed quite heavily from this song.
Any other facts about this song would be appreciated since the extent of my knowledge is up here. Enjoy!
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2 comments:

ababoypart2 said...

Another excellent track

Soul said...

I kept trying to remember where the sample came from, for years (I refused to check it up, believing that I could remember it)..
thanks.

I think one of the most sampled 'hooks' fromt this song is 'Ho-tel, Mo-tel, Holiday innnn'. If you ever hear that phrase in a song then this is where it comes from

And the other song that really is a 'cover' of this.. is Blondie's Rapture which of course.. KRS one covered in 'Step into a world'.

Rap... so incestuous isn't it?