Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sylvia Robinson, R. I. P.

'Mother of Hip-Hop' Sylvia Robinson dies, aged 75 - Music News - Digital Spy: Sylvia Robinson, the woman known as the 'Mother of Hip-Hop', has died today at the age of 75.

The singer-turned-producer passed away this morning at Meadowlands Hospital in Secaucus, New Jersey,

Family spokesman Greg Walker told Sister 2 Sister that Robinson suffered from ill health for several months before dying from congestive heart failure.

Robinson was known for her hit singles 'Pillow Talk' and 'Love Is Strange' - the latter released with Mickey Baker as Mickey & Sylvia - before co-founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe and Milton Malden.


Cap'n Bob said...

Good early work, boo for that gawdawful hip-hop.

Deb said...

R.I.P. Sylvia. If I still had my old vinyl 45 of "Pillow Talk," I'd spin it one more time.