R.I.P Mother of Hip Hop, Sylvia Robinson


Hit singer-songwriter turned music executive & owner of Sugar Hill Records, Sylvia Robinson has passed away today at age 76. Robinson is most recognized as the label owner who put out Rapper’s Delight by the Sugar Hill Gang.

Set with a mission of recording a rap record, she worked along side her husband to record the 15 minute chart topping track.

After releasing Rapper’s Delight, The label grew to include famous artists such as Furious Five and Grand mater Flash. Over the years the track has faded into the background of hip hop yet true fans still recognize the impact this record has on hip hop culture.

Sylvia passed away today due to congestive heart failure in Seacaucus, New Jersey. She is survived by her three sons, grandchildren and millions of fans.