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This Week In History: The Archies, 8-Tracks, Sugarhill Gang, Frankie Says Relax, Fleetwood Mac, and Elton John

Hey guys, Joe Causi with another Week in Music History. So let’s all sit back, relax and head back with some of the biggest moments in music from the 1960’s straight onto today. 496 more words

Features

Play it, Sam

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Or, as they say in the current lingo, “‘sup fam”?

I am Professor T. Cacophonous Cowbell and I have been invited to supplement your text in this little course called Musical History. 642 more words

History

ROCK N' READ: The Rap Year Book

Earlier this summer I was in Barnes & Noble, haunting the Arts & Entertainment section. I was looking for a good book to read on the history of punk music, what I found instead was a really good primer for rap music. 795 more words

Music

And you don't stop: Interview with the Sugarhill Gang

You’re probably never more than 24 hours away from hearing a Sugarhill Gang song. Even 10 minutes before a conference call with Wonder Mike, Master Gee, Hen Dogg and DJ TDynsaty, their song Apache is ear-worming its way into my brain via an ad for some insurance site on TV. 1,742 more words

Interviews

Photo Gallery - Common People @ Southampton Common, 28-29th May

The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang

The Sugarhill Gang

Public Enemy

Public Enemy

Public Enemy

Primal Scream

Primal Scream

Primal Scream

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Southampton

The Case for Bob Dylan as the First Ever Rapper

Whenever the history of hip hop and rap is talked about one song is specifically brought up, SugarHill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”. The iconic trio released this track in 1979 and collectively America responded with a “WHAT IS THIS?!” Quickly thereafter, it took America by storm, made  it to #3 on the UK charts and even debuted #1 on the Dutch top 40 (apparently the Dutch love good hip hop).  548 more words

Editorial

Neil Young (Almost) Ruined My Life, Part Two: Getting Blown Away

Despite my extreme shyness around girls, it took me until my junior year to pull a classic adolescent move: using a song to try to communicate tortured emotions… 1,830 more words