09-29-2011, 09:44 PM #1
Sylvia ('Pillow Talk') Robinson, 'Mother of Hip Hop,' dead at 76
'Mother of hip hop' Sylvia Robinson dies at 76
Sylvia Robinson, the woman some call the mother of hip-hop, has died at 76.
The singer-songwriter passed away today of congestive heart failure at the New Jersey Institute of Neuroscience in Seacaucus, N.J.
She hit with the sexually charged Pillow Talk but was later known as one of hip-hop's early founders as the record label owner that put out Rapper's Delight, rap's first mainstream success.
Along with her late husband, Joe, Robinson was the owner of Sugar Hill Records. In 1979, it released the song that would become widely known as rap's first hit, "Rapper's Delight," by the Sugar Hill Gang.
10-01-2011, 01:51 PM #2
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