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Sylvia Robinson was dubbed "The Mother of Hip Hop" for her help in bringing the musical genre into the mainstream through the famed label Sugar Hill Records, which she co-founded in the 1970s with her husband Joe. Decades later, the next generation of the Robinson family is working to keep the label alive while putting its own stamp on music history. The family -- led by Leland Robinson Sr., the middle son of Joe and Sylvia -- helps their artists develop a unique sound while searching for the next big thing in music and trying to bring the label back into the public eye. While some of the younger members of the family work toward living up to their legendary surname, others simply enjoy the perks that their name brings them.

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aired 917 days ago
Leland is finally ready to pick a successor; nerves and competitiveness kick in as the family members take the stage to show him what they have to offer the label; Shanell makes a big announcement; Leland's final decision blows them all away.
aired 924 days ago
As Leland's presentation looms, the Robinsons vie for the Sugarhill throne; Rhondo and LeA make nice with Shanell; Darnell and Eseni ponder revisiting their relationship; Lelo races to prove himself to his father while facing possible jail time.
aired 926 days ago
Leland confronts Shanell about her betrayal of Rhondo; after Darnell refuses to leave the house, Big Lee takes action; Shanell debuts her album to music industry execs; a family outing brings tension between Rhondo, LeA and Shanell to a head.
aired 926 days ago
Leland makes LeA an offer; Rhondo rallies the rest of the men to confront Big Lee with their concerns about how he's running Sugarhill Records; Darnell and Eseni have another huge blow up; Shanell plots her next move to relaunch her career.
aired 926 days ago
Darnell splurges on an extravagant gift to prove his love to Eseni; Leland attempts to unite the Robinsons by throwing a family basketball game; the rift between LeA and Shanell deepens as they each plot the next step in their careers.
aired 926 days ago
Rapper Raekwon lights a fire under Rhondo; Darnell pitches new ideas and gets kicked out of Leland's office; a sit-down between Shanell, aka Lady Luck, and LeA explodes into a screaming match; Lelo heads to court; Lady Luck talks to her lawyer.
aired 939 days ago
Leland struggles to assert his role as boss; Darnell lands in the hospital; LeA brings the family together for a cookout without Shanell, aka Lady Luck; Luck feels increasingly sidelined during her collaboration with cousin LeA.
aired 939 days ago
The Robinson family seeks to breathe new life into the legacy of Sugarhill Records; LeA works with her cousin, Shanell, aka Lady Luck, to create new music; Darnell has his own musical ambitions, but he spends too much time producing a new artist.

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