Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” Added To The Library Of Congress

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Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” widely credited as Hip Hop’s first mainstream single, was one of 25 sound recordings enshrined in the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

South Bend Tribune reports that the song joins Prince’s Purple Rain Album, Parliament’s “Mothership Connection,” and several others in this year’s enshrinement, which honors recordings that are “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”

Other Hip Hop entries in the Library of Congress include Public Enemy’s Fear of a Black Planet, Tupac Shakur’s “Dear Mama,” De La Soul’s 3 Feet High and Rising, and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five’s “The Message.”

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