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The First Rap Single: Fatback’s “King Tim III”

Fatback Band – King Tim III (Personality Jock) (Spring, 1979) [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Contrary to popular belief, Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” – unleashed upon an unsuspecting world on September 24, 1979 – was not the first commercially successful hip-hop single. “King Tim III (Personality Jock),” a B-side released by a funk band called Fatback (originally The […]

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