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Published:November 12th, 2009 09:40 EST
30 Years of "Hotel Motel" The Sugar Hill Gang Celebrates

30 Years of "Hotel Motel" The Sugar Hill Gang Celebrates

By SOP newswire2

DO you remember where you where when you heard Now what you hear is not a test I`m rappin to the beat? " Well you would have had to have been over 30 years old because the group responsible, The Sugar Hill Gang, best known for that song Rapper`s Delight, is celebrating 30 years.

The pioneers of rap stopped by the Prisonworld Acapella Radio Hour to chat about their career and how the song that was responsible for launching a new genre has changed their lives. The group is gearing up for a huge 30 year anniversary and has already made appearance on CNN and The Wendy Williams Show.

The crew has remained current and transcended generations with several artists and television shows such as Missy Elliott, Living Single, and Family Guy, referencing and re-recording their music. Their second biggest hit Apache, also known as Jump On It, has become a pop culture favorite due to the hilarious performance to the song by Will and Carlton on the Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

Husband and wife team Rufus & Jenny Triplett co-host the Prisonworld Acapella Radio Hour and could definitely relate to the group`s clean cut way of living. It is always refreshing to find people in the music business that choose not to drink, smoke, do drugs hang out, and just be good role models ", says Jenny.

Sometimes people consider us odd " or goodie, goodie " because we choose a straight path. " Rufus loves the fact that they are rappers who are giving back to their communities. Some people give money but when you can give good advice and wisdom to children from your own situations then that is better than money. Sometimes it`s priceless. "

You can check out the interview with the Sugar Hill Gang on the Prisonworld Acapella Hour by logging onto The show airs LIVE Sundays at 9pm EST on the Artist First Radio Network and is syndicated to the TROOPS worldwide.