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Sugar Hill Records Story
Various Artists
Sugar Hill Records Story
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
 
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (10) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (12) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (13) - Disc #5

Easily the two most overused words in music criticism are essential and classic. That said, this five-CD box set is all that and a bag of chips to boot. Back in the late 1970s, the small Sugar Hill Records label changed th...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Sugar Hill Records Story
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rhino / Wea
Release Date: 7/20/1999
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Country, Special Interest, Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Styles: Disco, Electronica, Dance Pop, By Decade, 1970s, 1980s, Old School, Pop Rap, Funk, Soul, Blues Rock, Country Rock, British Invasion
Number of Discs: 5
SwapaCD Credits: 5
UPC: 081227584122

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Easily the two most overused words in music criticism are essential and classic. That said, this five-CD box set is all that and a bag of chips to boot. Back in the late 1970s, the small Sugar Hill Records label changed the nature of the rap genre with the music, made with a live band, that they released--and the beats still sound on point today. This box set features tracks from Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Sequence, the Sugarhill Gang, the Funky 4 + 1, and the Treacherous 3 (to name just a few) and classic tracks like "The Message," "Freedom," and "Rapper's Delight." In other words, classic, essential party music that still rocks the house. Everybody say ho! --Amy Linden

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A HISTORY LESSON IN ITSELF
Martin L. King | 01/24/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"you know what i hate? i hate that these young folk today do not have any respect for da TRUE SCHOOL. i remember watching that MAKING THE BAND when DA BAND was on there (what a friggin' joke!!!!!) and diddy told them to do RAPPER'S DELIGHT and none of them knew it. i thought that all of them should've been sent home right there.

young or old, get this!!!! no, it does not tell the whole story, but it will up you on where a lot of these "new artists" are getting their ideas from. any young cats that are reading this, respect da TRUE SCHOOL!!!! i thank you."
The Real Deal
Carnell | Newark, NJ United States | 12/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"So many people have forgot about where Hip-Hop started and some of the greatest MC's such as Melly Mel. This album is most important piece of my Hip-Hop collection."
Where's the Vinyl?
Starskee Suavé | Los Angeles | 03/23/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Great, important, fun collection! I have to ask--why does the photo show vinyl, but no vinyl was shipped to me? Only CDs. Years ago, my girlfriend at the time got this collection, and there may have been an all-vinyl release (can't remember for sure). Regardless, she had some vinyl and I remember some songs that are missing from the 5 CD set I received. (For example, "Super Wolf Can Do It" was reprised as a quasi karaoke version called "Anybody Can Do It," letting you rap your own lyrics over it. Did I get short changed?"