2520 - Notes – Test 2 Nov 5 th Wildstyle Movie – featured Grandmaster Flash, Cold Crush Brothers, Fab 5 Freddy and Busy Bee The Sugarhill Gang Summer of 1979 – Disco was at its final peak Radio Stations couldn’t differentiate between disco music and black music Bobby Robinson – Harlem Blues producer - was an entrepreneur who was part of the hip hop scene. He was involved in singing artists like Grandmaster Flash Unrelated scene of Robinsons came out – a mother and son duo – Sylvia Robinson and Joey Robinson Jr. She ran an “all platinum” R&B label which went bankrupt Sylvia had an advantage over others because she was very involved and familiar with hip hop as both an artist and entrepreneur “Pillow Talk” by Sylvia Robinson went #3 on the charts Sylvia was president of the Sugarhill Gang and she was also a scout looking for talent “Disco Fever” was the hottest club spot for rappers – Henry Jackson (aka Big Bank Hank ) was a bouncer at this club – he was exposed to a lot of hip hop as a result to his job Sylvia discovered him working at a pizza shop rapping to the Cold Crush Brothers and he became the first rapper to make the Sugarhill Gang He got two of his friends in as well; Master Gee and Wonder Mike (Michael Wright) – the three of them in total made the Sugarhill Gang 1979 – Rapper’s Delight was released and brought a whole new style which was loved by many. Everyone knew the lyrics. It quickly became the beginning of hip hop King Tim III beat out Rapper’s Delight for two weeks – the difference was it was a rap song The Sugarhill band (a house band) was the Sugarhill Gang’s human sampler – they used Chic’s music from Good Times in Rapper’s Delight It was the first hip hop sample in the history of hip hop Sugarhill was from New Jersey so rappers from the Bronx hated on them because they weren’t from the birthplace of hip hop The Sugarhill Gang had an inability to stay and couldn’t stay relevant Queen – Rock band Sequence – girl rap group “Funk You Up” Vaughan Mason and Crew – funky New York disco band of the late 70s. Their Disco classic from 1979 “Bounce Rock Skate Roll”. Their follow up hit song was a rap track “Jammin’ Big Guitar” Nov 12 th Blondie (Deborah Harry) Her hit song “Rapture” was popular after hip hop came around She was a rocker girl and a lead singer of a band Her album went #5 and was released in November 1980 Her album was a big hit and her song “The Tide is High” went #1 – it was a reggae type of song
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