Sylvia Robinson: The Mother of Hip-Hop and Founder of Sugar Hill Records
Released September 6, 1979, “Rapper's Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang, was not the first song to feature rapping, but it's widely-considered to be the record that ushered rap into the public arena and spawned a billion-dollar industry.
While “Rapper's Delight” has been recognized by the Library of Congress as "culturally,historically, and aesthetically significant," little attention has been given to Sylvia Robinson, the revolutionary music producer and label executive behind the hit record.
Producer: Bayer Mack
Narrator: Lynnette Holmes
Release Date: 1 March 2015
Runtime: 3 min
Aspect Ratio: 16:9 HD