In addition to founding the record label with her husband Joe, Sylvia Robinson was also a former singer with the group Mickey & Sylvia. Her solo record “Pillow Talk” hit number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The 1979 hit “Rapper’s Delight” by the Sugarhill Gang is recognized as the first rap song to be released by a hip-hop group. Mrs. Robinson is also noted to be instrumental in the release of Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five’s “The Message.”
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