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Response to Cal Carpenter (Reply #7)

Fri Jun 9, 2017, 08:16 PM

11. MTE. I also thought of the first song there and isn't "Rapper's Delight" usually said to be the

"First" rap song even though there are other recorded songs that had words spoken over a beat prior to 1979? I know The Sugarhill Gang is very important b/c of their huge influence; also I was thinking that many critics/scholars designate that one as the "first" since it was the first song fully conceptualized as a rap song?

Thank you for posting this YouTube video.

Nile Rodgers once said that song (since it features a sample of the awesome bass line from Chic's "Good Times" earned him more royalties than any other piece he worked on (and Nile produced albums by Bowie and Madonna and many, many, many others!)

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapper%27s_Delight

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