About Rap Music Day
Rap music day is the celebration of the culture, history and sounds of Rap Music.
The day was founded by DJ Rick McNeely from Fishbowl Radio Network.
August 2nd was chosen as the date, as Rapper's delight was recorded (in one take) on that day in 1979.
"Rapper's Delight" was a 1979 hip hop track by the Sugarhill Gang and produced by Sylvia Robinson. The song is credited for introducing hip hop music to a wide audience, reaching the top 40 in the United States, as well as the top three in the United Kingdom and number-one in Canada.
It was a prototype for various types of rap music, incorporating themes such as boasting, dance, honesty and sex, with the charisma and enthusiasm of James Brown. "Rapper's Delight" is number 251 on the Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and number 2 on VH1's 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs. It is also included on NPR's list of the 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century.Find out more