Hip Hop Would Not Be The Success It Is Today If It Wasn’t For This Pioneering Woman.....
After watching her family on the reality series, The First Family of Hip Hop, I wanted to know more about Mrs. Robinson and her contribution to hip-hop which we don’t hear being acknowledged much. While creating this post, I’m also reminded about a post from a few weeks ago in my archive about black women’s contribution to music in which one of my fellow sista follower/blogger said and I’m probably paraphrasing, “I wouldn’t be surprised if a black woman invented hip hop.”
Sylvia Robinson (née Vanderpool; March 6, 1935 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. Robinson was best known for her work as founder/CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records. Robinson is credited as the driving force behind two landmark singles in the genre; “Rapper’s Delight” (1979) by the Sugarhill Gang, and “The Message” (1982) by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five; which dubbed her as the “Mother of Hip-Hop”. Robinson received a Pioneer Award for her career in singing and being the founder of Sugarhill Records at the 11th Annual Rhythm and Blues Awards Gala in 2000. Robinson died of congestive heart failure on September 29, 2011 at age 76.
A movie about her life story is in the works. Read about it here.
okay guys who would’ve ever thought it’s already been two years ?? jeez . time goes by so quickly . but this is my A+ banner to let you all know i adore you guys . i mean what better way to say it than devil horns & whiskers ?? lol i was thinking about writing a big long thing about why i appreciate all of you guys , but there aren’t enough words to express how truly happy i am to have met you all . ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ i might to do a giveaway at the end of the month because i also just past another milestone so keep your eyes peeled for that .
We’re a team, Mac. You don’t go committing a crime without your partner in crime. Besides, if I’d been with you, we probably wouldn’t have been caught. I could have stood at the door and made wild bird sounds or something when the cops came back. And if we did get caught, our mug shots would look fabulous.
Yesterday I did a special guided tour on a remarkable woman from the 18th century - Helene Cathrine Büchler (1740-1831).
Though no portrait is known of her, tons of surviving items exists, both at the manor she lived, and in museums. The biggest surprise and coolest thing is that the fabric from her wedding skirt is still at the manor. I was allowed to pull it out for the guided tour yesterday, and it’s the most beautiful thing - a floral ivory damask embroidered with ornate flowers and leafs on the hem.
Some weeks ago I found an archive photo of it from the 1960s, and I was devastated to see the skirt was fully intact, perfectly preserved - and then someone decided to remove pleats and back seam and attach it to a wooden frame. That’s how it is today.
A big chunk on fabric is missing on top, and until yesterday I’ve been in doubt of whether they actually cut off the top or just folded it in. But I did a small examination before the tour, and there is a distinct “lump” telling me they just folded it in. Which in short means this 1762 wedding skirt can be restored to its former glory, and that’s the coolest thing ever!
Here’s some sneak peeks of how the skirt is today, on its wooden frame, along with some closeups of the gorgeous silk embroidery.
So like… I just realised you know that scene where kaladin is getting his tattoo and the Stormlight keeps healing it off? If stormlight heals him, shouldn’t it heal his slave/ deserter brands? IT HEALED A DANG SHARDBLADE ATTACK…. Is there logic here I am missing?
Like maybe it happened too long ago? Idk