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Up Jumped the Boogie - The Sugarhill Gang

written by: skyblu1
 
The Sugarhill Gang were early progenitors of the entire Rap movement. Their old-school classic, 'Rapper's Delight' skyrocketed them to seemingly instant, if somewhat brief fame. See how much you know about this seminal Rap Music group.

Question 1:


In what year did hip hop group, The Sugarhill Gang form?
1980
1979
1981
1983

Question 2:


Where did the group Sugarhill Gang get its name?
They were named after a neighborhood in Harlem
A cousin of one of the Rappers went by the name of Alphonse 'Sugar' Hill
They were named after a New Jersey club which sponsored one of their first street parties.
One of the Rappers was employed at the time by 'Sugar Hill Meats and Poultries'

Question 3:


Henry Jackson of The Sugarhill Gang is also known as this.
Tone Deff
Wonder Mike
Big Bank Hank
Master Gee

Question 4:


In what year was Sugar Hill Gang's smash single 'Rapper's Delight' released?
1983
1980
1979
1981

Question 5:


What is the last name of the person responsible for bringing The Sugarhill Gang together?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


The hip hop hit, 'Rapper's Delight ' uses the bass line from what other well known dance tune?
'Get Out the Funk' by Afrika Bambaata
'Close to the Edge' by Parliament Funkadelic
'Good Times' by Chic
'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge

Question 7:


What position did The Sugarhill Gang's smash single 'Rapper's Delight' achieve on the US Pop Charts?
#36
#19
#23
#5

Question 8:


Was 'Rapper's Delight' the first hip hop single ever to be released?
Yes
No

Question 9:


'Rapper's Delight' became a huge worldwide hit and sold over this many copies.
25 Million
20 Million
10 Million
8 Million

Question 10:


The original studios where The Sugarhill Gang's 'Rapper's Delight' was recorded, are still existent today.
False
True

 


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