R.I.P. Producer Sylvia Robinson Dead at 75

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She produced Tracks ‘Rapper’s Delight,’ and ‘The Message’ Sylvia Robinson, the producer of the Sugar Hill Gang’s pioneering hip-hop single “Rapper’s Delight,” died at the age of 75 from congestive heart failure. Robinson, a singer, musician, producer and label executive at Sugar Hill Records, began her career as half of the duo Mickey and Sylvia in the late Fifties, scoring a hit on her own in 1973 with “Pillow Talk.” Rolling Stone

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