True Crime: Rapper’s Delight

If you’d rather listen to this story, check out this episode of the podcast. In January of 1980, just one week into what would be a decade full of firsts, the Billboard 100 would memorialize the first hip hop track to hit the prestigious Billboard Top 40. After nine weeks of dominating radios and clubs, […]

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 – […]