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Sugarhill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (Germany 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on 9th October 2017

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1979

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“Rapper’s Delight” is a hip-hop song released in September 1979 by The Sugarhill Gang, and produced by ex-Mickey and Sylvia member Sylvia Robinson.

While it was not the first single to include rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that introduced hip hop music to audiences in the United States and around the world (and the very first full-length rap song, which featured rapping parts throughout the entire song, unlike the first single). The song is ranked number 251 on the Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 2 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included in NPR’s list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century. It was preserved into the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011. Songs on the National Recording Registry are “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The song also notably includes musical parts from Chic’s “Good Times”, resulting in band members Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards suing Sugar Hill Records over copyright; a settlement reached allowed the two to receive songwriter credits.

The song was recorded in a single take. There are three versions of the original version of the song: 14:35 (12″ long version), 6:30 (12″ short version), and 3:55 (7″ shortened single version).

In the U.S. the song reached #36 on the Billboard Hot 100. Internationally “Rappers Delight” hit #1 Netherlands, #1 Canada and #3 U.K. while also making the top five inseveral other European countries.

SIDE A:
Rapper’s Delight (Long Version) 14:35

SIDE B:
Rapper’s Delight (Short Version) 6:35

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
1979 Rapper’s Delight U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #36

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Metronome ‎– 0930.002
Format: Vinyl, 12″, 45 RPM, Single, Special Disco-Version
Country: Germany
Released: 1979
Genre: Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

CREDITS:
Producer – Sylvia Inc.*
Written-By – G. O’Brien*, H. Jackson*, M. Wright*, S. Robinson*

NOTES:
[Front cover]
Super Disco Sound Single 30 cm
Special Disco-Version

[Back cover]
Music taken form [sic] “Good Times” by CHIC

Made In Germany

Find the 12″ on DISCOGS

VINYL RESTORATION BY:
-DjPaulT
burningtheground.net

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon 2M Bronze
Isolation: Auralex Acoustics ISO-Tone Turntable Isolation Platform
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube:
Sovtek 12AX7LPS Vacuum Tube
Soundcard:
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Epson Workforce WF-7610 Professional Printer/Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2, ocenaudio
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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