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Compare and contrast one or more aspects ofRapper’s DelighttoTheMessage.In 1979 The Sugarhill gang released “Rapper’s Delight” which is not the first rapsong, however, it is a first commercially successful rap song. Moreover, this was thevery moment hip hop(as we know it today) became an official musical genre. On thecontrary, just a few years after(1982 to be precise) Grandmaster Flash and FuriousFive release “The Message” which completely broaden and changed hip hop.Precisely, it was this song that hinted social significance rap would carry later on.At the end of the 1970s, All Platinum Records(Sylvia Robinson’s former recordcompany) had filed for bankruptcy. It was this situation that led to the creation of“Rapper’s Delight”.Sylvia visited the night club(Harlem World) and was fascinated byLove Starski rapping over the break from Chic’s “Good Times”.On her1request,Sylvia’s son Joey assembled three of his friends(none of them wereexperienced rappers) at her studio.Henry(Big Bank Hank) Jackson, Guy(MasterGee) O’Brien, and Michael(Wonder Mike) Wright wrote and perform the rap toinstrumental of “Good Times”.The crew was named The SugarHill Gang after the

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Term
Fall
Professor
Courtney Cain
Tags
Hip hop music, good times, Sylvia Robinson, Melle Mel

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