Editors’ Notes A hugely important and influential label based in Englewood, N.J., Sugar Hill was founded by Joe and Sylvia Robinson and struck gold right off the bat. Its first single was the 1979 release "Rapper's Delight," credited to The Sugarhill Gang. The most crucial early hip-hop song, it propelled rap music onto the radio and into the hearts and minds of an entire generation of listeners. Though The Sugarhill Gang was pretty much a manufactured group handpicked by Sylvia, others on the label included New York O.G.s like Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five, Treacherous Three, Funky Four Plus One, and Sequence, among others. For the first half of the '80s, Sugar Hill was basically the top choice for DJs and fans, and this extensive 56-track mix features all its signature hits, as well as a nice collection of dope but relatively unknown obscurities. Everything here is outstanding, but don't miss "The Message," "Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel," "Beat Street," "White Lines," "Apache," "XMas Rap," "New York New York," and "All Night Long (Waterbed)."

SONG
Rapper's Delight (Long Version)
1
14:35
 
Funk You Up (Long Version)
2
10:53
 
Rapper's Reprise (Jam-Jam)
3
7:49
 
Super-Wolf Can Do It (Short Version)
4
6:20
 
Hot Hot Summer Day
5
7:08
 
And You Know That (Short Version)
6
4:15
 
Freedom
7
8:16
 
Monster Jam
8
8:49
 
Baby Let's Rap Now, Pt. 2
9
4:08
 
People Get On Up
10
6:23
 
8th Wonder
11
7:26
 
That's the Joint
12
9:22
 
The Birthday Party
13
8:20
 
Check It Out
14
6:13
 
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel
15
7:10
 
Showdown
16
5:53
 
Let's Dance (Make Your Body Move)
17
6:49
 
Spoonie Is Back
18
6:33
 
Apache
19
6:13
 
It's Nasty (Genius of Love) [Short Version]
20
7:51
 
Hey Fellas (Long Version)
21
7:20
 
Sing a Simple Song
22
5:23
 
It's Good to Be the Queen
23
8:21
 
The Lover In You
24
6:56
 
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee)
25
7:12
 
Whip It (feat. Philippe Wynne)
26
7:43
 
Scratching
27
5:37
 
Ooh Baby (Short Version)
28
4:40
 
Scorpio
29
4:54
 
Making Cash Money
30
6:29
 
Here Comes the Bride
31
6:18
 
Message II (Survival)
32
6:54
 
Breaking Bells (Take Me to the Mardi Gras)
33
7:22
 
Yes We Can-Can
34
6:58
 
The Word Is Out
35
5:41
 
New York New York
36
7:26
 
Girls
37
5:37
 
Kick It Live from 9 to 5
38
6:37
 
Break Dance-Electric Boogie
39
5:09
 
All Night Long (Waterbed)
40
6:09
 
At the Ice Arcade
41
4:55
 
White Lines (Don't Don't Do It) [Long Version]
42
7:38
 
We Are Known As Emcees (We Turn Party's Out)
43
5:37
 
Jesse
44
6:10
 
Beat Street (feat. Mr. Ness & Cowboy)
45
7:04
 
Livin' In the Fast Lane
46
5:09
 
We Don't Work for Free
47
5:01
 
Step Off (feat. Cowboy, Melle Mel & Scorpio)
48
7:24
 
XMas Rap (Un-Censored)
49
6:07
 
Busy Bee's Groove
50
5:21
 
Turn It Up
51
7:34
 
The Down Beat
52
4:33
 
Vice (From Miami Vice)
53
5:02
 
Outta Control
54
5:29
 
Street Walker (feat. Grandmaster Flash & Melle Mel)
55
6:11
 
The Message (`97 Dungeon Mix) [feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee]
56
5:13
 

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