Sylvia Robinson, Who Helped Make ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ Has Died : The Record : NPR


A little more than 20 years later she co-founded Sugar Hill Records and came up with the idea for the first commercially-successful hip-hop release, 1979’s “Rapper’s Delight,” by The Sugarhill Gang. Her label also signed Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, and released “The Message,” from the album of the same name, in 1982.

Robinson died Thursday morning at a New Jersey hospital at the age of 75.


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