Was The First Rap Song Really Rappers Delight?

Before I disclose which artist released the first rap song I gotta set it up some quick rap history for you. See before there were rap songs there was emcee’s. An emcee’s job was to be the voice of the party while the DJ focused on spinning records. Emcees wouldfirs-rap-song recognize special guests at the parties, make announcements, and often would spit short freestyles about what was going on at the party. Coke La Rock is known for being the first rapper to ever spit rhymes after teaming up with DJ Kool Herc in 1973 and both are recognized as the original founding fathers of Hip Hop.

Rap music was originally underground. Rapping was something that was done at parties as a way to engage with the crowd and keep the party hype. After Coke La Rock spit his first rhymes others began to pick it up quickly. Before you knew it cats was popping up at parties everywhere in New York rapping. This new thing called rapping caught the attention of record companies but they thought it was a fad and wasn’t interested in investing money into it.

first-rap-songIt wasn’t until 6 years after Coke La Rock spit his first rhymes that the first official commercially released rap song emerged. In the summer of 1979 the Fatback Band released a rap song entitled “King Tim III (Personality Jock). The Fatback Band was a Funk band but was wanting to try something different with this record so they reached out to a talented rapper at the time named Tim Washington. This song was originally released on the b-side of their album but after the huge responses it received in the clubs it was rereleased on the a-side and became a top 30 hit on r&b charts.

Most people think that Sugarhill Gang’s song “Rappers Delight” was the first mainstream rap song when in fact it wasn’t released until the winter of 1979 only months after “Kim Tim III (Personality Jock)” was released. Rappers Delight went on to reach the top 40 billboard charts the following year in 1980. Though “Rappers Delight” wasn’t technically the first commercially released rap song however it can be said that Sugarhill Gang was the first rap group to have a commercial first-rap-songrelease.

There is no doubt that “Rapper’s Delight” is much more popular than “Kim Tim III (Personality Jock)” but why do you think that is? Kim Tim III was rapped over original music played by The Fatback Band while Rappers Delight was rapped over samples from the very popular song “Good Times” by Chic. Do you think the “Good Times” sample helped Rappers Delight become more popular or do you think it’s just simply a better song? Do you think by Sugarhill Gang sampling “Good Times” that it set the popular sampling trend in Hip-Hop? I would love to hear your thoughts so make sure you drop your 2 cents in the comments section below.

Comments

    • says

      Yeah I know that’s crazy right? And Hip Hop records have been using samples ever since lol Do you think the record became so popular because of the use of the sample which people was already familiar with?

        • says

          Thanks for chiming in and sharing your knowledge! So are you saying that “Rappers Delight” didn’t contain any samples of “Good Times” and everything was played live?

          • says

            Wow!! That’s crazy!! Thanks so much for sharing Pigmeat Markham! I’ve never heard him discussed or given credit before. I think you’re right this could be the 1st recorded rap. Dude is actually spittin! That’s crazy!! I gotta revise this article now :)

        • says

          Wow that’s crazy! He is rapping! That’s really cool! I’m still digging into the history of rapping and will end up revising this article. Thanks so much for your feedback I greatly appreciate it! :)

          • AnThenWhatt says

            That was 1968 thus not superseding Pigmeat. Sound is more poetry than rap and some of the content was taken from a Spiritual/Gospel song “I’ve Been Buked”

          • says

            I just check into that and your right. The previous person seemed to have the release date wrong. Have you ever heard anything that strongly resembles rap that was released before Pigmeat? Pigmeat is still the oldest one I have found and on a complete random side note it’s hard for me to say his name without chuckling lol :)

          • AnThenWhatt says

            Well Pigmeat was actually a comedian so the name was meant to invoke laughter from the Jump. Haven’t heard anything before that but it doesn’t mean it does exist, but so far that would be the 1st from my research and opinion

        • James Hagen says

          Actually the “Here Comes The Judge” by Pigmeat entered the charts in July of 68′ and “Say It Loud And I’m Black And I’m Proud” was actually released in August of 68′ (Not 1965 as was mentioned) so Pigmeat was about a month earlier. Spoken word in the 1950’s was also a precursor to rap. There were also the moments in some songs where the singer would add a sad spoken commentary about losing his girl or some similar subject… That was mainly on African American recordings and Elvis picked it up if I understand it correctly. There was also an early song about a power blackout in the late 1970’s that was part of bigger musical but it was basically rap but that would not predate the earliest people you mentioned in the early 70’s. Bob Dylan also did have some elements of Rap in songs like “Subterranean Homesick Blues”… Not saying Dylan invented Rap but he was channeling a lot of different influences in a new way including the spoken word of the Beatnik generation which was an inter-racial effort. He is singing but it still has some rap feel.

          • James Hagen says

            Also… I didn’t date “Subterranean Homesick Blues”… That was 1965 and it was earlier in 65′ because he released another album later in the year. Listen for yourself and see/hear what you think. I made the observation by myself but I’ve checked online and I’m not the only one who thinks it sounds like Rap.

  1. AnThenWhatt says

    Also check https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapping . I remember my Uncle was heavily influenced by some of the poetry movements during black power activism during the 60’s, he actually brought the Last Poets to our house. You had Reggae chants, you had comedians doing poetry/rap. Just a tidbit.

    • says

      Thanks for sharing this with me as well. That’s really cool that you had the Last Poets in your house! Wow! It seems like poets performing over music in the 60’s is what lead to rapping doesn’t it? I can’t wait to dig deeper back into this. There’s a lot of misinformation out and I want to be as accurate as possible in each and every post I write. So thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with me. Much respect!

      • AnThenWhatt says

        Yes, very crazy. My early thoughts was poetry, and reggae chants being the early rapping. You hear Fatback Band & Blondie with Rapture. No disrespect to her she enjoyed the culture but instead of getting a rapper to perform it, she had someone write it for her and perform it. In school that’s called plagiarism. I had the pleasure of meeting Mickey Benson who is Melle Mel’s older brother and was managing Big Pun at the time and set me up with an interview R.I.P. Mickey then proceed to call Crazy Legs, Bizzy B, G.L.O.B.E, the original Jazzy Jeff, Kool Moe Dee, Grand Wizard Theodore, Afrika Bambaataa and Kool Herc! The break down of the origins of hip-hop was Sick! I also was one of the founders of Scribble Jam which help discover the likes of Eminem, Rhymefest, Hi-Tek, Atmosphere & others. Glad I ran across this post.

        • says

          Yeah from what i’m continuing to learn the beginning of rapping seems to stem from there as well. The question on my mind at the moment is if Coke La Rock was documented rapping for the first time around 1973-1975 and Pigmeat Markham – Here Comes The Judge + The Trial was in 1968 then why is KRS ONE saying that Coke La Rock was the first person to actually rap? Maybe I’m missing something that you may have more knowledge of. I’m a 80’s baby so I missed a lot of this history being made and I’m just trying to get the facts straight but as you know as time goes on history can become more distorted so I’m just trying to be as factual as possible.

          Wow that’s crazy you was able to chop it up with all those legends! Did you document any of your interviews? I would love to check those out! That’s awesome! :) And that’s really cool that you was involved with the inception of Scribble Jam! How did it all come into play in the beginning? I was reading on their site that DJ MR.Dibbs along with Scribble Mag founded it. Was you affiliated with the magazine in some capacity? I also noticed they don’t have any updates since 2008. Is Scribble Jam no longer an event? It seemed to be huge! If they’re no longer around what happened?

          Thanks again for all of your comments! I have found them very informative and helpful. Glad you ran across this post as well :)

          • AnThenWhatt says

            Some vary on this position. KRS-One may say that of Coke La Rock if he was from the Bronx. He firmly asserts Bronx created Hip-Hop which is the culture with Rap or lyricism being one of the main components. You’ll get Blondie & Rapture from some. Adam Ant – Ant Rap, Frank zappa, King Tim III by Fatback band. Rappers Delight is probably what set it off into the mainstream. My honest opinion it was pieced together by a few different experiences, poetry/spoken word from the late 60’s, Reggae influences due to the influx of Jamaicans into New York, dj’s mixing up the breaks at the clubs & park jams.

            I feel out with the owner of Scribble Jam in 2001. Everyone knew I ran Scribble Jam. I taught everyone how to orchestrate this huge event. Me & Dibbs go back to around 1988 or 89, he was my Dj when I was rapping. Then we started a few radio shows together and a record pool around 1996/97. Here Scribble tell it I was never involved, never ran it. We had the meetings mainly at my house, I organized, delegated, paid most of the bills up front out of my pocket. The event peaked around 2004 maybe, they didn’t know how to run it and keep the soul of the event and lot of people from my era said it never felt the same. It died in 2008 do to poor planning. I you do a little digging you’ll see. Check this google search https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=G-Fresh+scribble+jam

            Peace

          • says

            Thanks again for a very insightful comment! I sincerely appreciate it! I’ve recently been swayed towards your theory of the different influences of rap early on. I will continue to keep digging to gain more insight so thanks for sharing your thoughts with me. I found them to be very helpful!

            I checked out the google search as you suggested and sure enough I seen you mentioned in a lot of the articles concerning scribble jam. It sucks that things went down like they did between you and that Scribble Jam has since stopped. Have you been involved with anything else Hip Hop related since that time?

  2. Hisboi L Roi says

    Pigmeat Markham was a regular on season 2 (1968-1969) of Rowan and Martin’s Laugh In, and he performed the song in full at least once, and “Here Come the Judge” became a catchphrase on most, if not all episodes that season. When rap first started emerging into the mainstream, Here Comes the Judge jumped back into my consciousness.

    • says

      Thanks so much for sharing that information! I’m wanting to learn much more about Pigmeat Markham. Is there any documentary or autobiography on him any where? And was Pigmeat the first person you ever heard rap before or do you know of anyone else before him rapping our what lead him to initially develop his rap style? Thanks once again! I really appreciate it! :)

      • Hisboi L Roi says

        Pigmeat Markham was primarily a comedian, and the Judge character was his signature schtick. My understanding is that the song “Here Come the Judge” was released after the Judge character was popularized on Laugh In, first by Sammy Davis Jr, and then by Pigmeat himself. The song was a top 20 hit in the late 60’s. Pigmeat did a few other songs, but none of them charted.

        Wikipedia and AllMusic.com both have short, but informative bios on Pigmeat, although neither give any insight into his influences.

        • says

          Thanks again Hisboi L Roi for the information. This is really cool information that you’ve been sharing with me! Thanks so much! I’m looking forward to digging into it some more! :)

          • James Hagen says

            Another example of a rock song that is close to rap is “Reader’s Digest” – a track from Larry Norman (probably the earliest Christian Rocker if you don’t count Elvis’ Gospel stuff) from Larry Norman’s 1972 album ‘I’m Visiting This Planet’. It is extremely similar to “Subterranean Homesick Blues” by Dylan. The acoustic guitar part is almost identical. Again you probably can find it on YouTube and see what you think. Best Wishes on your vocation as an artist.

          • says

            Hey James, Thanks so much for all the information that you shared through all of your comments! I’ve found out through my studies and through all of you and everyone else’s feedback that rapping goes way back! As early as the 40’s! And who knows how long it was around before it was ever recorded? I find it very fascinating to see how long it’s really been around! Thanks again for all of your input! I will be checking out all of you references that you shared asap. Wishing you the best on all that you do as well! Thanks for reading and commenting!! :)

  3. Hisboi L Roi says

    Here’s some proto-rap that runs the spectrum from, respectively, black, blackface, white (lily white pretty much), to Italian

    1947: The Preacher and the Bear by the Jubalaires (rap begins at 0:24)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNzKZ7lJRUc
    1936: The Gypsy by Emmett Miller and the Georgia Crackers (rap begins at 1:33 after a bit of signifyin’)*
    1962: Rock Island from The Music Man (rap begins at 0:50)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZ9U4Cbb4wg
    1972: Prisencolinensinainciusol by Adriano Celetano (proto disco/ proto rap)

    • says

      Thanks so much Hisboi L Roi, you just took me even deeper from the questions I just asked you on the last post. This is incredible! I can’t thank you enough for taking the time to share this with me!

      I’m looking forward to digging even deeper into this history. I had no idea people was rapping that long ago! Feel free to share any other information you may have about the origins of rap. THANK YOU!! :)

      • Hisboi L Roi says

        Hi Cole,

        I suspect that rhyming to beats in some form or another goes back to the beginning of music. There are certainly many examples in the early history of recorded music, although only a few have rap-like cadences. I don’t think those four examples I gave you have any connections to each other, or had any influence on contemporary rap, which makes them all the more fascinating to me. How did four such disparate artists independently come up with something so familial?

        • says

          Hey Hisboi L Roi, I agree for all we know it could have been around since the beginning and I find it fascinating as well seeing all the different ways people have been interacting with music. Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge and insight! It’s greatly appreciated :)

    • says

      Hey Mo Zaic, we’ve been discussing Pigmeat a lot here in the comments section. Thanks for sharing that with me. We’ve found recordings of rapping dating as far back as the 40’s! It’s crazy! :)

  4. Blue Love says

    Actually the Whitewash Station Blues by THE MEMPHIS JUG BAND had raps in their songs. Their song came out in 1927.

    • says

      Wow! Thanks for sharing that with me Blue! It just keeps going back further and further! I’ve just added that song to my archive. Thanks so much for sharing that with me. I will be updating this article soon :)

  5. Stu says

    I propose the theme from “Are You Being Served” (1972) It should be covered by Pet shop Boys and Daft Punk.

  6. AnThenWhatt says

    Wow, this thread is getting so polluted with mis-information. The 1st song was not rappers delight and by far not the 1st rap song period, It was the most recognizable and 1st recorded that was labeled as a genre hip-hop & rap. There mere fact someone is giving credit to “Are You Being Served” as a RAP song is insane. The beat is dope but that is NOT a rap song. Memphis Jug Band…had jugging, not rapping. Rap was an actual intention to do it, not an accident. When Blondie did Rapture, she PURPOSELY did the rap. It’s still open to debate but I think at this point people are putting up blurbs about hearing a segment and saying that’s rapping and that’s where it came from when it didn’t. It was a an urban art form along with dj’s scratching records, graffiti artists tagging, mc’s competing, b-boys & b-girls dancing to the way the dj would spin and cut the breaks (thus the B in b-boy & b-girl, they danced to the break, not the whole song) and some beat boxing, not sure when that really manifested but from recorded history it must have been early as well. You have to remember this came from an Urban, gang infested area of little means. No instruments, no lessons, no bands. Speakers, 2 turntables & a microphone, making something from nothing like the havenots have always done with music, food, style, living.

    Now here is the caveat. Hip-Hop is a mesh of all types of music, from blues, rhythm & blues, go-go, funk, disco, classic rock, doo-wop, country, pop, latin & caribbean, the early forms of electronic and dance (which those actually came out about the same time and influenced each other) African music (biggest influence of the drum beat), folk, big band, Spoken word poetry movement of the mid 60’s to early 70’s, etc… So ANYTHING was fair game to sample, re-do, construct from, etc… But to say that any of those was the 1st rap song is not plausible. The 1st rap songs were done by people that knew that they were RAPPING, it was never on accident or some interesting ditty in a particular song, otherwise why didn’t they do that in the rest of their recordings? Rappers created RAP ALBUMS, not just one song with rapping in it. Until some one comes up with significant evidence that someone earlier than the songs I initially posted (Pig Meat Markum…a comedian who probably did it as a joke) or Fatback Band – King Tim !!! I’m not buying it, what next Elvis created rap? If anyone watches Unsung on TVOne they just had Sugarhill Gang on and they spilled the beans on what hip-hop historians already knew. It was not the 1st rap, maybe the 1st official one recorded and like a lot of cultural, ethnic music recorded by white folks, it was stolen. I interviewed the guy on radio that wrote Big Bank Hanks verse. Also watch Vinyl, they have Stretch Armstrong & Dj Kool Red Alert as consultants. Vinyl on HBO features a young Kool Herc. I’m Done. Ralo!!! Which means I’m out, watch your Sanford & Song (Steptoe & Son for the British but with Redd Foxxx, way funnier)

    • says

      Man I always appreciate you chiming in and dropping knowledge and perspective! You really go in! Do you have a blog or any content up on the internet? You have a lot to say and I’d enjoy checking out more from you. I certainly don’t know it all and am always trying to learn. I’ve never heard the term “jugging” before so I’ve gotta look into that. I think this thread has gone a little off topic but I think it’s leading to some really interesting dialog about the origins of rap. I completely agree with everything you said about “rap songs” in comparison to much earlier songs that just had parts in them that incorporated rap. I’m really interested in just tracing back the origin of rapping to it’s earliest form I can find. I totally agree that “rap songs” didn’t pop up until Hip-Hop came along but at the same time Hip-Hop was a mesh of all types of flavors and sounds with blues being one of them which did incorporate rhyming in a rhythm and of course spoken word artists were doing some really cool stuff with speaking their poetry over music. I just find it all fascinating especially being an 80’s baby myself there’s so much history and stories I haven’t heard yet. So thanks again AnThenWhatt for chiming in and sharing your insight! You need to start a YouTube Hip Hop History Channel bro! That would be awesome! Ralo!!! :)

  7. Will says

    To the best of my knowledge the first rap in a song stated this

    Have you ever went over to a friends house to eat and the just was no good
    I mean the macaroni soggy the peas are smushed and the chick in tast like wood
    Know you try to play it off by saying that you already ate
    but your friend says he’s just being polite and put some more on your plate

    Well if my memory is correct these words are the first words to go main stream on the radio per say for the life of me I can’t remember the name of the song. O.H.B.B.O.Y. Our Help Betters Our Youth

  8. db says

    I have been fiddling with this idea for a long time simply because the history of Rap and Hip-Hop is such a debated topic. No, the first “rap” song was not “Rappers Delight”, but it is the song that instigated the popularity of that style of performance and made it a money making juggernaut.

    If you want to delve into the history of things we have to start laying down some context. “Hip-Hop” usually references the culture surrounding the music and includes the dancing, graffiti, fashion, slang, the whole nine. If you want to talk solely about the music aspect, we need to agree on a definition. “Rap” is usually the term thrown about for this, so I will use that as my premise.

    The issue is, music versus lyrics. Does one aspect make a song a rap song more than another? The very essence of the genre would say that the lyrical style is what defines a song as Rap, but even this is debated. We can start with the lyrics then talk about the music though.

    The term “Rap” is by definition, short for “Repartee” and the use of the word dates back to the 16th century in reference to someone with wit, or someone skilled at making clever and funny remarks. To go deeper into this history there is the the term “Flyting” which is essentially a verbal battle that the Scottish engaged in that is very much like the deuces. Insults thrown back and forth and the funnier or the more harsh the better.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flyting

    Okay, so what?

    Well, Rap seems to have various styles to the lyrics. Some raps tell stories. Some raps are about beef. Some raps are about having fun. Some raps are about politics. The list goes on and on. You can find examples of this in other music, and you can even see the spoken word being set to rhythms all throughout music from the late 1800’s to 1979 when supposedly Rap was invented.

    In the late 1800’s trains were becoming popular, and there was something about the rhythmic sound of a train on tracks that led a lot of musicians to write songs to that rhythm and even the lyrics were coming out in a chuggy-chug fashion with less sing-songy style and more of a poetic spit.

    It would be impossible to pin down the first instance of Rap or Rap style lyrics because it has been a tool used by musicians for as long as music has been around.

    Now, if you want to talk about the music aspect of it, the only thing that is really pertinent here is the fact that Rap has always been about taking bits of music from existing material, twisting it up, looping it, and reinventing a song. This was perfected in the 1980’s but began really in the 1970’s. Before that music had to be made by musicians, and it was the introduction of electronics capable of sampling and looping that Rap truly becomes a genre of its own.

    That is really all there is to it. You can argue about what influenced Rap, whether it be the Blues, Jazz, Jamaicans, The Beatniks, the late 60’s civil rights feel, UK Punk, all that stuff, and you would be right. All of those elements were mixing in the culture in NYC and even in the LA and Oakland areas back then. Those elements developed into what was considered “Black Music”, funk, groove, disco, and it just so happened that Rap developed out of what was popular at the time.

    Disco was king, and the DJs and MCs were working with what was shaking booties on the dance floor. Almost all of the recorded Rap songs from 1979 through 1983 were Disco jams where someone decided to throw a rap down. Do we consider Disco Rap? If there was another genre popular in the clubs at the time would that then be the backdrop for the lyrical style that came out of that era?

    In terms of Blondie, the UK actually has had way better race relations than the United States, so it is no wonder they picked up on the vibe. They had been digging the blues forever, and let’s not forget that Jimi Hendrix only had a career because he started off in England. Early on Afrika Bambaataa, hooked up to make a song with the lead singer of the Sex Pistols in 1984.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B5S-q1gRxvw

    Strange bedfellows, but the New Wave movement was also trying to break free, and the New Wave movement is what pushed the electronic aspect of music forward which was then taken on by Rap and led to the junk we have today.

    Tis whole topic is sooo deep and we could go on for days about any one little aspect. Fun to discuss tho.

    • says

      Wow DB, thanks so much for your…well I wouldn’t call it a comment since it was more like an article in and of it’s self :). You hit on so many great points and as you stated it gets really deep! It’s like going down a rabbit hole isn’t it? I just find this whole topic fascinating as history is such a mysterious trip to explore. It’s like the more you know the more that you discover that you don’t know leaving you pondering, imagining and dwelling on all the possibilities.

      Thanks again for your fascinating response and adding tremendous value to my article. Now I have to follow up on some of the interesting points you brought up and go deeper in the rabbit hole. lol! Thanks again DB! Best wishes and much respect! :) – Cole Mize

      • says

        The way I’ve always looked at is that what we now think of as “rap music” is the music that has its roots in the Bronx with Kool Herc and Coke La Rock. They were no doubt influenced by James Brown, Pigmeat Markham, radio DJs who gave short rhymed intros to songs, and the pimp jive like you hear on Hustler’s Convention, but the first rap records have to be those that sprung from the Bronx b-boy scene.

        That said, though I don’t know the order in which they came out, I know of at least 25 rap records that were released in 1979. I believe Fatback’s was the first, but I don’t know for sure that “Rapper’s Delight’ was the second. It was clearly the one that reached the masses, and became one of the top-selling 12″ singles of its day.

        • says

          Thanks for chiming in Zqjxk and sharing your insight about the early days of “rap music”. Were the 25 records that you mentioned released in 1979 commercial releases or underground released? I’ve heard about a lot of underground tracks coming out around that time but don’t recall hearing about any other commercial releases besides King Tim III. If you can think of any commercial or underground tracks feel free to share them. Thanks again for reading my article and commenting I sincerely appreciate it! :) – Cole Mize

  9. says

    I know this is an old post but I heard something today that led me to this article and I had to share the song I found. The first rap song apparently was “Preacher and the Bear” recorded in 1937 by the Golden Gate Quartet. While listening to Lead Belly who had previously done a recording with them I had to look them up as they were so catchy. While listening to their first album from 1937-1938 this song came up and was actually surprised that it is not mentioned more. The more you know.

    • says

      Hey Kody,

      Thanks for sharing the Golden Gate Quartet. I’ll make sure to check them out! I may have to write another article sharing some of the earliest recordings of raps. Yup the more you know the more you don’t know lol! Thanks again for reading and commenting I really do appreciate it! Much respect! :) – Cole Mize

  10. Fyrfytr998 says

    Great article, and even better commentary from the readers. Being in my 40’s, it was definitely the Sugar Hill Gang that introduced most folks to what would be considered Hip Hop today (MC’s and DJ’s). We only heard about the goings on in NYC from other kids that moved up here, but it didn’t take long for hip hop culture to take root where I lived in CT. This would probably be less contested if Kool Herc and Coke La Rock had made some sort of record together, but then again, they were all about the jams.

    As far as classifying what song has the distinction of being the first rap song. Well it depends on whether you are just talking about a song with a rhyming format in its basic form. If so, then you can cite any of the songs that were mentioned already. Rhyming has been around forever. If however you are trying to essentially determine what the first HIP HOP song was comercially, well then you have to defer to “Rapper’s Delight”, as much as I wish it weren’t the case.

    For me personally, hip hop began with “Love Rap/The New Rap Language” by Spoonie G and the Treacherous Three. “Rapper’s Delight” and “King Tim III” were too disco for me. “New Rap Language” was unlike anything else that came out in 1980, and the beat in “Love Rap” was the shit. Things got really interesting once Run-DMC dropped “Sucka MC’s” in 84.

    • says

      Thanks for sharing some of your first hand experience of witnessing the emergence of Hip Hop. It’s always fascinating to hear others stories about how they were initially introduced to what has now become such a popular genre of music. I appreciate your positive feedback on my article an I agree the commentary from the readers have been nothing short of amazing! Much love and respect! :) – Cole Mize

    • says

      Thanks for sharing Blowfly with me. Wow looks like he has a lot of records prior to Rappers Delight. I’m going to check more into him. Sorry to see that he has passed. Thanks for the heads up. Good lookin! :) – Cole Mize

    • says

      Thanks for sharing that with me Shazam. I just checked out his interview on Vlad TV. That’s really messed up how is own manager did him! SMH! Good lookin out! – Cole Mize

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