Wrap It Up, B! A History of Hip-Hop's Longest Songs

Funky Four Plus One More, "Rappin And Rockin The House" Released: 1979
Running Time: 16 minutes
Released weeks after "Rapper's Delight," Funky Four's debut single also jacked a popular disco beat (this time Cheryl Lynn's "Got To Be Real"), but one-upped their future Sugarhill labelmates with a minute longer running time and the inclusion of the first well-known female rapper, Sha Rock. Even today, this song is popularly referred to as "the longest hip-hop song ever." Unfortunately, it's not.

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