sylvia robinson

Sylvia Robinson , co-founder of Sugar Hill Records

*Thursday was a bad day for the sons of Sugar Hill Records founders Joe and Sylvia Robinson, who pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges.

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Joseph Robinson Jr., 50, of Tenafly, as well as 46-year-old Leland Robinson and 41-year-old Rhondo Robinson, both of Englewood, entered their pleas in federal court in Newark, according to the Associated Press.

The U.S. Attorney charged that they failed to pay $1.3 million in taxes, primarily made from royalties from their parents’ label that was founded in 1979. The tax charges come from failure to pay from 2005 to 2008.

Sugar Hill Records  is best known for jump starting the rap revolution with the legendary album “Rapper’s Delight.”

Each son faces up to two years in prison and a $200,000 fine. Sentencing will take place July 10.