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How Rap Records First Got Made and Played

Sylvia Robinson: Godmother of Hip Hop
 On Political Players, Black Revolutionaries, and the Business of Music

The beautiful, shrewd businesswoman and former recording artist Sylvia Robinson is often referred to as… 3,281 more words

Cultural Matters

The Sugarhill Gang To Perform At 76ers Game

By: Renee Grant

Our home team is on a roll these days. We’ve trusted the process, and it seems to finally be working for us. As fans make their way to the Wells Fargo Center to see the team rise to the top, they’ll be in for a treat tonight, January 20th, as the legendary… 148 more words

Features

One Random Single a Day #14: "Rapper's Delight" (1979) by The Sugarhill Gang

“Rapper’s Delight” is widely considered the first official rap song by many. Although this is definitely untrue, it is the first true rap song to hit the Hot 100. 924 more words

Today In Hip-Hop History - Sugarhill Makes Hip-Hop History Again

January 5th, 1980 – The Sugarhill Gang’s already historic single “Rapper’s Delight” became the first “Hip-Hop/Rap” song to crack the Billboard top 40. It would go on to do the same thing in several countries, all over the globe. 36 more words

Classic Hip Hop

Salon des Refusés: Chic

In 1863, the Salon des Refusés was launched to counter the conservative aesthetics enforced by the Academy of Fine Arts in the annual Paris Salon. That year, the “rejects” included such later revered painters as Manet, Courbet, Whistler, Pissarro and Cezanne. 1,087 more words

Popular Music

Funky Friday: E-Flat Boogie

Before I begin this post, some of you may have noticed that there wasn’t a song posted yesterday, or for that matter, anything posted yesterday. My laptop was having some issues, and so I reset (meaning reinstalled) Windows 10. 327 more words

Music

Remix's in Music

After watching this video, it brought to my attention the music that many famous and well known artist use is actually a remix of other artists work or baseline. 426 more words