Joseph Robinson, Jr.
executive at Sugar Hill Records and son of pioneering rapper Sylvia
Robinson (d. 2011) whose mother was known as the Mother of Hip-Hop and
founded Sugar Hill Records when she released the 1979 seminal rap song Rapper's Delight
on her label from the Sugar Hill Gang and it became hip-hop's first hit
after it was released as hip-hop began to emerge as a genre, making its
way into the Top 40 on the Billboard pop charts.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Died: July 11, 2015
Location: Tenafly, New Jersey