SYLVIA VANDERPOOL-ROBINSON

SYLVIA VANDERPOOL-ROBINSON (MARCH 6, 1936 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2011) WAS AN AMERICAN SINGER, MUSICIAN, RECORD PRODUCER, AND RECORD LABEL EXECUTIVE. SHE WAS BEST KNOWN FOR HER WORK AS FOUNDER/CEO OF THE HIP HOP LABEL SUGAR HILL RECORDS. SHE IS CREDITED AS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND TWO LANDMARK SINGLES IN THE GENRE; “RAPPER’S DELIGHT” BY THE SUGARHILL GANG,[2] AND “THE MESSAGE” BY GRANDMASTER FLASH AND THE FURIOUS FIVE.

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