A Brief History
On September 16, 1979, the Rap music trio The Sugarhill Gang released their hit, “Rapper’s Delight,” the first Rap song to land in the Billboard Top 40 as a mainstream hit song. Today, we ask our music loving fans, “What is the greatest Rap Song of All Time?”
We list some to choose from, but feel free to name your own pick:
“Rapper’s Delight,” Sugarhill Gang, 1979
“The Message,” Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, 1982
“Baby Got Back,” Sir Mix-a-Lot, 1992
“I Used to Love H.E.R.,” Common, 1994
“Criminal,” Eminem, 2000
“Lose Yourself,” Eminem, 2003
“Rap God,” Eminem, 2013
Question for students (and subscribers): What is the Greatest Rap Song of All Time? Who is the greatest Rap artist? Please let us know in the comments section below this article.
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For more information, please see…
Reese, Eric. The History of Hip Hop. Eric Reese, 2019.
Serrano, Shea. The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed. Abrams Image, 2015.
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