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 classic hit 'Good Times' by Chic as its foundation. The members, all from Englewood, New Jersey (S. Robinson, H. Jackson, M. Wright, and G. O'Brien), called themselves Wonder Mike, Big Bank Hank, and Master Gee. The three were assembled into a group by producer Sylvia Robinson, who also founded Sugar Hill Records (1790 Broadway NY, NY), along with her husband, the record mogul Joe Robinson. 'Rapper's Delight' used a track cut from a Sugar Hill house band called Positive Force with Chip Shearin on bass and Brian Morgan on guitar. The track interpolated 'Good Times' by Chic. Big Bank Hank's verses were written by Grandmaster Caz. However, despite the record's success, Caz did not receive any royalties for his contribution.
Contributions by Binary TSO, Alkivar, and Contactblak.