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Sugar Hill Records Exec Joseph Robinson Dies of Cancer

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Sugar Hill Records' executive and Sugar Hill Gang member Joseph "Joey" Robinson Jr. died Monday in his home in Tenafly, New Jersey. Robinson died of cancer, according to a press release.

Robinson -- son of the late singer-songwriter Sylvia Robinson and Joe Robinson -- replaced Sugar Hill Gang member Guy O’Brien and toured with former and current members of the group: Big Bank Hank, Warren Moore, Kent “Poochie” Laird, Frank Zarae and David Gunthorpe.

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Joe and Sylvia Robison founded the legendary record label. Joey and his brother Leland Robinson also handled business for the label.

As an executive, Robinson handled royalties and publishing for the Sugar Hill Music Publishing Estate. He’s worked with Alicia Keys, Jay Z, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake in handling estate business.

"Funeral services are currently in preparation for his homegoing," Greg Walker, publicist for Sugar Hill Music Group, said in a press release. Details for the funeral are below:

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Wake / Tuesday, July 21, 2015 9AM - 11AM
Funeral / Burial, July 21, 2015 11AM - 2PM
Community Baptist Church
224 First Street Englewood, NJ 07631
Rev. Dr. Lester W. Taylor, Jr. Senior Pastor

Interment:
George Washington Memorial Park Paramus, NJ

Repast:
Community Baptist Church Following Interment.

Funeral Services Provided By:
Volk Leber
789 Teaneck Road Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 836 0202

Flowers Provided By:
Englewood Florist, Inc.
(201) 871-1630

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