R.I.P. Sylvia Robinson

Sylvia Robinson, “The Mother Of Hip-Hop,” passed away earlier today at the age of 75. Though she got started in the singing duo Mickey and Sylvia and eventually notched a hit, “Pillow Talk,” she’s most famous for producing pioneering rap singles “The Message” (Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five) and “Rapper’s Delight” (Sugar Hill Gang) during her career at Sugar Hill Records. R.I.P.

Comments (2)
  1. R.I.P. Sylvia

    Is it too soon to start taking bets on which hip-hop artist pays her tribute first?

  2. In the early ’90s I got a chance to work on an album at her Sugar Hill studio in Englewood, NJ for several weeks. She was quite an impressive lady. Rest in peace.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post, reply to, or rate a comment.

%s1 / %s2