Joseph Robinson, Jr.


Age: 53

Summary: recording 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

Born: 1962

Died: July 11, 2015

Tenafly, New Jersey