'Mother of Hip-Hop' Sylvia Robinson -- Dead at 75

9/29/2011 6:10 AM PDT

Sylvia Robinson -- 'Mother of Hip-Hop' Dead at 75

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.

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

She was 75.