516. The Sugarhill Gang
From the Block parties of New York City where Rap music gained its first bit of steam, the Sugarhill Gang emerged as its first champions. They scored their place in music history with the first mainstream Rap hit of note with the still often played, Rapper’s Delight. Although they did not do much more of note, it is difficult to ignore that they helped usher Rap to the mainstream. An induction here would not be a complete surprise.