Here’s a party trick for your group of music fans. Tell them you can prove that New Wave band Blondie, famous for Heart of Glass and Call Me, could be considered pioneers of hip hop and rap music!
Here’s your evidence, while Blondie didn’t have the first single featuring rapping to be commercially successful, they were the the first to score a #1 hit with it!
“Rapture” is a combination of disco, funk, and hip hop with the rap section forming an extended coda.
To make sure the song was an homage to the burgeoning music genre rather than a rip off , Deborah Harry made sure to name check authentic rappers Fab Five Freddy and Grandmaster Flash in the song lyrics.