Bravo has shared a trailer for its first Hip Hop oriented series in the network’s history titled First Family Of Hip Hop, which follows the family of the late Sugarhill Records’ founder Sylvia Robinson. The trailer features clips from Season 1 and includes appearances from Robinson’s son, Leland Robinson, Sr., and his relatives—Darnell Robinson, Rhondo Robinson, Jr., Antonio Jordan, Lady Luck, Somaya Reece, Eseni Ellington, and Leland Robinson, Jr., who are torn on the future of the label. Hip Hop legend Biz Markie is also shown in the clip.
Started in 1979, the record label was on the front lines of Hip Hop’s emerging culture thanks to The Sugarhill Gang’s Top 40 Hip Hop single, “Rapper’s Delight.” The label also released other notable songs like Grandmaster Flash’s “White Lines” and “The Message.” However, the company doesn’t have the same industry reputation as it once did, and the new generation of the Robinson family is aiming to change that.
First Family of Hip Hop premieres on January 15 at 9/8c on Bravo. Watch the clip above.