Our Saturdays that summer consisted of roller-skating around the pool and listening to tapes – the brothers, of course, bought their tapes at the record store instead of relying on staticky homemade mix tapes. One weekend, they played something none of us had heard before, something that made us stop our clumsy circling in tennis-shoe style skates and listen, rapt, for the full 15 minutes. We spent the rest of the day rewinding and repeating the Sugarhill Gang’s Rapper’s Delight. It was like nothing we’d ever heard before, and we were mesmerized.
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