Rapper's Delight

Originally Performed ByThe Sugarhill Gang
Original AlbumSingle (1970)
Music/LyricsEdwards/Rodgers
VocalsKid Rock, Fish
Phish Debut2000-09-29
Last Played2000-09-29
Current Gap419
HistorianMark Toscano

History

Arguably the first multi-platinum hip-hop song, “Rapper’s Delight” is seen by many as the beginnings of what was then predicted by the industry to be a short-lived “fad” genre. Phish more or less performed the song with Kid Rock in Vegas on 9/29/00, with Fishman contributing a largely improvised verse on his knees about the Kid’s firm member. (Don’t ask…)

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