August 25, 2014
Biopic for Sugar Hill Recordâ€™s Sylvia Robinson Being Planned
According to News One, there is a biopic being planned for Sugar Hill Record’s Sylvia Robinson. Sugar Hill Records is known for putting out hip-hop’sfirst commercial hit with Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight.”
Producer Paula Wagner, has secured film rights for the story of late Sylvia Robinson, who co-founded Sugar Hill Records. Wagner secured the rights to Robinson’s life story from her son, Joey, who will act as the biopic’s consultant and executive producer.
“Sylvia Robinson’s life story has all the elements of a great film,â€ said Wagner in a statement. “It is not only the story of female empowerment at a time when the world of music was male-dominated, but it’s also a story of the origin of Hip-Hop and how this woman’s determination, immense talent and savvy business sense fostered an entire musical movement.â€
Robinson also scored an early R&B hit with “Pillow Talk” in 1973.