September 30, 2011
vintageblackglamour:

Singer, musician and producer Sylvia Robinson circa 1957. Ms.  Robinson had a #11 hit, “Love is Strange” in 1957 and another hit, “Pillow Talk,” in 1973 before founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe. She also discovered The Sugar Hill Gang and signed Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Sugar Hill Records.  Ms. Robinson died on September 29, 2011 in New Jersey at the age of 75.
Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

vintageblackglamour:

Singer, musician and producer Sylvia Robinson circa 1957. Ms.  Robinson had a #11 hit, “Love is Strange” in 1957 and another hit, “Pillow Talk,” in 1973 before founding Sugar Hill Records with her husband Joe. She also discovered The Sugar Hill Gang and signed Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five to Sugar Hill Records.  Ms. Robinson died on September 29, 2011 in New Jersey at the age of 75.

Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

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January 19, 2011

tanglad:

Video, “Rappers Emerge from Manila’s Violent Slums,” AlJazeera English

 Hip Hop Lives: Traditions of Filipino Performance

Hip hop gives “texture” to the street, so that the hoods, slums, and ghettos “talk back” against the encroaching of privilege and power? Isn’t this the “texture” we prioritize in hip hop?

As the video above shows, Tondo, an area with one of the most notorious slums in Metro Manila, is home to a rich rap culture.

It’s not exactly the same, but it does recall a 1960s Bronx vibe.

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