The founder/CEO of seminal Hip Hop label Sugar Hill Records has died of congestive heart failure.
Sylvia Robinson founded the label in the 1970s and formed the group The Sugarhill Gang who later went on to release the first commercially successful Hip Hop single Rappers Delight in 1979. She also was the visionary and guiding force behind Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s most successful single The Message.
Sylvia was 75 years old.
Rest In Peace Sylvia Robinson.