Which Song Was Sampled In The Sugarhill Gang Rappers Delight?
- Philip Martin
‘The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel’ (1981) was a 15-minute epic that sampled bits of Chic’s ‘Good Times’ (1979) and featured the new sound of scratching. Good Times ‘Rapper’s Delight’ (1979) by the Sugarhill Gang was the first to make it into the Top 40.
Which song was sample in the Sugarhill Gang Rapper’s Delight?
The song “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to incorporate the usage of a sample. Since ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was the first hip-hop song to employ a sample and since ‘Kim Tim III’ by The Fatback Band, which was the first hip-hop song to be commercially published, featured an original beat, it may be said that ‘Rapper’s Delight’ was the first hip-hop song overall.
Who sang the original rapper’s delight?
Hip-hop – Sugarhill Gang’s song “Rapper’s Delight” was released in 1979 on the independent African American-owned label Sugar Hill. This song is considered to be the origin of hip-hop and the old school. It took only a few short weeks for it to become a phenomenon that topped the charts and gave its name to a hitherto unnamed subgenre of pop music.
When did rapper’s Delight by the Sugarhill Gang come out?
Barry, a resident of Sauquoit, New York On the show “American Bandstand” that aired on ABC-TV on September 5, 1981, the Sugarhill Gang gave a performance of their song “Rapper’s Delight.” On November 4, 1979, the song debuted on the Billboard Hot Top 100 chart at position #84.
Did the Sugarhill Gang steal the bassline from Chic?
It wasn’t the first time someone had used it; Queen used it in their song “Another One Bites the Dust.” The Sugarhill Gang wasn’t the first group to utilize it, either. Not only did ‘Rapper’s Delight’ sample the rhythm, but it also grabbed the string stabs from the original Chic song. As a result, the whole ‘Delight’ music was constructed using elements taken from the original Chic song.
Why didn’t The Sugarhill Gang use the Good Times rhythm in their song?
It wasn’t the first time someone had used it; Queen used it in their song “Another One Bites the Dust.” The Sugarhill Gang wasn’t the first group to utilize it, either. Because the technology necessary to turn it into a sample loop was not available at the time, the beat from “Good Times” had to be re-created by actual musicians for the song “Rapper’s Delight.” The only method to accomplish this would be to splice together many pieces of tape, which may result in an uneven output.