1980s True Crime: Rapper’s Delight

Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including “Monopoly: The Movie,” Ghostbusters delays, and a new zombie movie from the late creator of the genre. Then, Will shares the true, dark (read: cynical) tale of how “Rapper’s Delight” became the first hip-hop record to hit the Top 40.

Introduction – 00:00

1980s News – 04:25

Good Crimes: The True Tale of “Rapper’s Delight” – 23:30

Wrap-Up & Your Feedback – 01:21:34

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Resources:

The Rise and Fall of Hip-Hop’s First Godmother

The Man Who Named Hip-Hop: An Inside Look at Lovebug Starski’s Lasting Legacy

‘I said a hip-hop, the hippie, the hippie / to the hip, hip-hop and you don’t stop…’

The unlikely origins of ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ hip-hop’s first mainstream hit

Jody Williams on His Return

Grandmaster Caz Talks Big Bank Hank Stealing “Rapper’s Delight”

Truth Be Told: An Interview with Chip Shearin

They took Grandmaster Caz’s rhymes without giving him credit. Now, he’s getting revenge.

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