Fandom

Music Wiki

The Sugarhill Gang

17,439pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.


The Sugarhill Gang is an American hip hop group, known mostly for its 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight," the first hip hop single to become a Top 40 hit. The song uses an interpolation of the instrumental track from the hit "Good Times" by Chic as its foundation.

The members, all from Englewood, New Jersey consisted of Michael "Wonder Mike" WrightHenry "Big Bank Hank" Jackson, and Guy "Master Gee" O'Brien. The three were assembled into a group by producer Sylvia Robinson, who also founded Sugar Hill Records along with her husband, record mogul Joe Robinson.

The Sugarhill Gang never again topped the charts, though it had a few minor hits, such as "Apache", "Eighth Wonder" (which was performed on the American music show Soul Train in 1981), "Rapper's Reprise (Jam Jam)," and "Showdown" (with the Furious Five). In 1999, the trio reunited and recorded Jump on It! a hip hop children's album. The group continue to tour.

Bob Sinclar collaborated with Wonder Mike and Master Gee on his 2009 release "Lala Song". The Sugarhill Gang is also known as the Original Sugar.

DiscographyEdit

The Sugarhill Gang discography
Releases
Studio albums 4
Compilation albums 9
Singles 15

The discography of The Sugarhill Gang includes four studio albums, nine compilations and fifteen singles.

[edit]Studio albumsEdit

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. top 200 U.S. R&B NZ
1980 Sugarhill Gang 4
1982 8th Wonder
  • Released: November 24, 1982
  • Label: Sugar Hill
50 15 44
1983 Rappin' Down Town
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Sugar Hill
1984 Livin' in the Fast Lane
  • Label: Sugar Hill
1999 Jump on It!
  • Released: April 16, 1999
  • Label: Rhino Entertainment

[edit]Compilation albumsEdit

  • Sugarhill Gang Greatest Hits (1984)
  • The Best of Sugarhill Gang: Rapper's Delight (1996)
  • Ain't Nothin' but a Party (1998)
  • Back to the Old School 2 - Rapper's Delights (1999)
  • Sugarhill Gang, The* Vs. Grandmaster Flash - The Greatest Hits (2000)
  • The Greatest Hits of Sugarhill Gang (2004 Tour) (2004)
  • The Story of Sugarhill Records (2005)
  • Hip Hop Anniversary Europe Tour: Sugarhill Gang Live (2008)
  • Rhythm & Rhymes: The Definitive Collection (2010)

[edit]SinglesEdit

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Club Play NZ UK
1979 "Rapper's Delight" 36 4 14 18 3 Sugarhill Gang
1980 "Rapper's Reprise (Jam Jam)"
"8th Wonder" 82 15 38 8th Wonder
1981 "Apache" 53 13 51
"Showdown" (credited as The Furious Five meets The Sugarhill Gang) 49
1982 "The Lover In You" 55 54 Rappin Down Town
1983 "The Word Is Out" 71
"Be A Winner"
"Kick It Live from 9 to 5" / "The Lover In You" 50 Livin' in the Fast Lane
1984 "Livin' in the Fast Lane"
"Troy" / "Girls"
"The Down Beat"
1985 "Work, Work The Body"
1989 "Rapper's Delight (Hip Hop Remix '89)" 34 58
2009 "Lala Song" (credited as Bob Sinclar featuring The Sugarhill Gang)

[edit]ReferencesEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki