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Sylvia Robinson: Home

Sylvia Robinson was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in the Ahmet Ertegun Award for Lifetime Achievement category in 2022.

Sylvia Robinson

Artist, songwriter, producer, record label owner, and CEO: the original hip-hop mogul. 

Sylvia Robinson laid the foundation for rap to flourish into the most lucrative music genre today. More on rockhall.com... 

Black-and-white photo of Sylvia Robinson sitting at piano.Sheet music for "Love Is Strange" as performed by Mickey and Sylvia. Words and music by Mickey Baker and Ethel Smith.

Image (r) from Dale and Jeanne Ketchum Sheet Music Collection

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Archival Resources

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Influence & Legacy

Sylvia Robinson was influenced by...

Sylvia Robinson inspired...

  • Sylvia Rhone
  • Missy Elliot
  • Beyoncé
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