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10 Bands Named After Places


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Sugarhill Gang
The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight was the first hip-hop song to go gold.
The Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight was the first hip-hop song to go gold.
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Named for the Sugar Hill section of Harlem, the Sugarhill Gang was the first group to land a hip-hop song on Billboard's Top 40 chart. The song was "Rapper's Delight," and it sold more than eight million copies. Music hasn't been the same since.