Sugarhill Records Returns to the Spotlight With Bravo's 'First Family of Hip Hop': Exclusive Trailer Premiere

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Eseni Ellington, Rhondo Robinson, Darnell Robinson, Leland Robinson Sr., Lea Robinson, Antonio Jordan, and Shanell Jones on 'First Family of Hip Hop.'

After establishing the first hip-hop record label and producing the first charting rap song in history with The Sugar Hill Gang's "Rapper's Delight," the world will now formally meet the Robinson Family in a new docuseries, First Family of Hip Hop, premiering on Sunday, Jan. 15 at 9 p.m. ET on Bravo.

Under the aegis of "Mother of Hip Hop" Sylvia Robinson, who passed in 2011, Sugarhill Records helped chart the course of early hip-hop in the late '70s and early '80s. Now, the next generation of the Robinson Family is aiming to get their label back into the public eye, with the Robinson brothers, sisters and cousins working with (and sometimes butting heads against) each other to return Sugarhill to prominence. 

Watch the trailer for First Family of Hip Hop below, premiering exclusively on Billboard.

 


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