Every Billboard Hot 100 Single 1970: #41: ‘The Rapper”- The Jaggerz. January 31, 1970.
- Single: “The Rapper”- The Jaggerz
- Record Company: Kama Sutra
- Genre: Rock
- Written by Donnie Iris
- Time: 2:42
- B-side: “Born Poor”
- Album- We Went To Different Schools Together
- Grade: A
- Peaked at #2 spent 13 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100.
The Jaggerz- a group out of Pittsburgh fronted by Donnie Iris- who would a decade later enjoy some solo success with three Top 40 hits- most notably “Ah! Leah!” #29 in 1980- The Jaggerz had 3 Hot 100 singles but this was their only Top 40- and it just fell short of going to #1. I had always thought the group name was some play on Mick Jagger- but its not- it derived from Pittsburgh slang term- jagger bush- meaning thorny bush.