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I got a color TV so I can see the Knicks play basketball

The title is just a tiny excerpt from the long lyrics of what may be the first hip hop song ever, a song called "Rappers Delight" by Sugarhill Gang. This was a major hit back in the summer of 1979 when I was about to turn, oh my, thirteen. I remember quite clearly that a radio station in town was giving a prize to whoever was able to come up with the entire lyrics of the song ... I'm fairly confident nobody produced those damned lyrics ... :)

 

Wikipedia entry for Rapper's Delight.

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Taken on April 5, 2010