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'Mother of Hip-Hop'

Sylvia Robinson -- Dead at 75

9/29/2011 6:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Sylvia Robinson
Sylvia Robinson -- who produced the first mainstream hip-hop hit "Rapper's Delight" -- died this morning of congestive heart failure.

Robinson is widely regarded as the "Mother of Hip-Hop" -- producing groundbreaking hits “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five ... and "Rapper's Delight" with the Sugar Hill Gang.

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Robinson also had success as a recording artist -- singing the hits "Pillow Talk" and "Love is Strange".

She was 75.


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Poopey Poopstein    

who is this? and who cares..

1091 days ago
17.

Johnnyt    

@Poopiepanties
Who this is, is a person who did more for humanity
than your crack az will ever do. And those who knew
music before cra p that you listen to arrived. Have
some respect for your elders.

1091 days ago
18.

C-LAROCK    

Yes she will be miss Robinson was that lady that had style looks and knowledge like the Jews the no how to run a record business in the 70s i learn alot from her my first single was break loose produced by Terri Lewis who knew miss Robinson people didn't know how far hip hop would go but Sylvia had the know how sugar hill gang began there journey and miss Robinson had many hits out way before that we love you thanks

1090 days ago
19.

Jeff    

Pillow Talk is the sexiest thing ever put to wax. Friggin' wonderful song. R.I.P.

1030 days ago
20.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

I really liked pillow talk back in the day but I never realized how dedicated she was to "baby hair"

1030 days ago
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