Enjoy Records Founder Dies

Bobby Robinson, the founder of seminal old school hip-hop label, Enjoy Records passed away on Friday (January 7), reports New York’s Daily News.

The 93 year old Harlem staple was one of the first men to put out rap records. Among the artists that he signed included Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and Spoonie Gee.

He also owned a record store called Bobby’s Happy House on 125th Street that was opened for over 60 years and also had the distinction of being the first black owned business on the historic block.

In addition to Enjoy, Robinson also started Red Robin, Whirlin’ Disc, Fire and the Fury record labels, where he had put out LPs by Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Channels, Elmore James and hundreds more.

As of press time, Robinson’s funeral arrangements are uncertain. —Elan Mancini

  • gjhgj

    why it look like he jus got thru huffin some black paint?………..maybe thats how he died

  • Jesus Martinez

    I think I bought a gremlin from him before

  • avenger xl

    finally something that looks like news that wouldn’t be found on tmz and the jackalopes on epc x FAIL gives it the ticker treatment.

    Oh yeah change your banger section to the shit we were paid to play section or the ish my 12 year old intern believe is hot.

  • http://www.bboycult.com Don mcCaine

    RIP Mr Robinson

    Bobby Robinson
    Paul Winley
    Sylvia Robinson

    get your google on and see how they helped make HipHop what it is today…