Rap pioneers the Sugarhill Gang (left to right: Wonder Mike, Master G and Big Bank Hank) perform live circa 1979. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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'Rapper's Delight': The One-Take Hit

It took the Sugarhill Gang, and a song called "Rapper's Delight," to get the developing hip-hop art form on the radio.

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