After posting the news about Sugar Hill Records co-founder Sylvia Robinson‘s death on our Facebook page, we noticed this comment, “I thought she was a crook.” Unfortunately, this isn’t the only person with unflattering memories of this hip-hop legend. In addition to being remembered as an artist, songwriter and producer, Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson was an […]

Rappers, fans, and the hip-hop community were saddened to learn that Sugar Hill Records co-founder Sylvia Robinson died today. Q-Tip seems to have been the first to share the news on Twitter, and former Def Jam artist Lady Luck tweeted, “Today we lost the mother of rap. My aunt. Sylvia robinson.” Here’s how some rappers […]

Legendary hip-hop music executive Sylvia Robinson, co-founder of Sugar Hill Records, has died. In addition to her work on the business side of music, she was also a singer, musician, music producer. Sugar Hill Records was the label home to many of early hip-hop’s most successful artists, like the Sugar Hill Gang and Grandmaster Flash […]

Sylvia Robinson has passed away at the age of 75. Sylvia Vanterpool Robinson, known as the Mother of Hip-Hop, died today at 6:28 a.m. EST from congestive heart failure. Sylvia who was born on March 6, 1936 was a singer, musician, music producer, and record label executive, most notably known for her work as founder/CEO […]

Most hip-hop fans know Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams as co-producer of Mr. Magic’s “Rap Attack” radio show and manager of the Juice Crew. But there are some things you probably don’t know. The former roommate of Russell Simmons and godchild of Sugar Hill Records’ founders Joe and Sylvia Robinson now runs a program for kids […]