Video Of The Day: 36 Years Ago Today, “Rapper’s Delight” Took Hip Hop Off The Streets And Into The Billboard Top 40

On Jan. 5, 1980, the Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight” became the first hip hop song to break into the Billboard Top 40. With that, hip hop’s run as a commercial phenomenon officially kicked off.

The New Jersey trio’s tune took what was a New York-centric music sensation—particularly in the Bronx and Harlem—and brought it to the masses, who had otherwise been listening to Billboard favorites like the Eagles, ABBA and Stevie Wonder. None of this would have happened, however, were it not for the work of New Jersey businesswoman Sylvia Robinson, who she set out to put hip hop on the map.
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Video Of The Day: The Real History Of Kwanzaa

Unlike Christmas and Hanukkah, Kwanzaa is not a religious holiday, and is only decades old.

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Video Of The Day: The True Story Behind Seinfeld’s Festivus

While millions around the world prepare for Christmas this Friday, thousands of loyal Seinfeld fans begin to gather around their unadorned aluminum poles to air their grievances for Festivus. But just what is this secular “holiday” celebrated two days before Christmas?

While the holiday became famous on one of the greatest television series of all time, it was in fact created in 1966 by author Daniel O’Keefe as a unique celebration during the holidays. His son, Dan O’Keefe, became a writer for Seinfeld and eventually shared his family’s bizarre holiday tradition with his writing team for the episode “The Strike,” with the help of his brother.

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Video Of The Day: Mesmerizing Northern Lights Time Lapse Will Turn You Into A Winter Lover

December 22nd marks the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, and the beginning of winter. While daylight is scant, this time lapse packs countless hours of light and beauty, courtesy of the Aurora Borealis, into under two minutes. In 2011, Flatlight Creative House took to Finland’s Laplands to film this stunning Northern Lights time lapse. Suffice it to say, we’ve never wanted to book a flight to Finland more.

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