The life of Sylvia Robinson, who launched the pioneering rap group The Sugarhill Gang will be coming to the big screen. According to ” The Hollywood Reporter,” producer Paula Wagner has obtained the rights to the story of the later singer and record producer Sylvia Robinson. Along with her husband Joe Robinson, Sylvia founded Sugarhill Records. The biopic will revolve around Sylvia’s 40-year music career, which included a pivotal role in the early hip-hop scene. The film will also go inside her personal life. Joey Robinson, her son, will executive produce the film, while Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five rapper Melle Mel will serve as a consultant.
Who was your favorite group on SugarHill Records? Sugarhill Gang? Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five?
Funky Four plus One, The Treacherous Three? The Sequence? What was your Favorite song or songs off of this label?
(source–The Hollywood Reporter)