Justin Simien to direct Sylvia Robinson's biopic

American actor and filmmaker Justin Simien will be making a film about the life story of American singer and CEO of the hip hop label Sugar Hill Records, Sylvia Robinson.

Sylvia Robinson is known as the vision behind the two iconic singles, 'Rapper's Delight' by the Sugarhill Gang and the 'The Message' by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five. In the year 2000, at the 11th Annual Rhythm and Blues Awards Gala, the artist received the pioneer award for her career in music and also for establishing the Sugarhill Records. Director Justin Simien's film "Dear White People" won the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival 2014.  The untitled film will revolve around the life of Sylvia Robinson.

-Akhila Kakarala
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