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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?
1981
1980
1983
1979

Question 2:


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

Question 3:


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

Question 4:


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

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?
'We Are Family' by Sister Sledge
'Good Times' by Chic
'Close to the Edge' by Parliament Funkadelic
'Get Out the Funk' by Afrika Bambaata

Question 7:


What position did The Sugarhill Gang's smash single 'Rapper's Delight' achieve on the US Pop Charts?
#19
#23
#36
#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
8 Million
20 Million
10 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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