Saturday, October 1, 2011

Goodbye Sylvia Robinson...

Sylvia Robinson, known to many as the mother of hip-hop, has died aged 75.

The former soul singer set up trail-blazing record label Sugar Hill Records in 1979 with her husband Joe.

She produced hip-hop's first commercially successful single, Rapper's Delight, and co-wrote Grandmaster and Melle Mel's anti-drugs anthem White Lines (Don't Do It).

Robinson died of congestive heart failure in New Jersey, said her publicist Greg Walker.
Sylvia Robinson, pioneer of rap music dies

Sylvia Robinson deserves her place in music history as one of hip-hop's earliest pioneers, and for her provocative 1973 hit 'Pillow Talk'.