The Sugarhill Gang reaches the Billboard Top 40, January 1980.

Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” was released via Sugar Hill Records in 1979, several years after hip-hop culture developed at parties in Queens and the Bronx.

Less than a year later it ranked No. 36 in Billboards Top 40 on January 12th, 1980.

Watch the full version of ‘Rapper’s Delight’ below:

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