Reps confirmed that Harlem legend Bobby Robinson died last week at 93 after being ill for several years.
Bobby Robinson is known throughout New York City for his shop, Bobby’s Happy House, the first black-owned business on 125th St.
Throughout his life, Robinson has worked with music legends such as Doug E. Fresh, the Furious Five and Spoonie Gee. Bobby also worked with several labels such as Red Robin, Whirlin’ Disc, Fire, Fury and Enjoy, Robinson collected an extensive catologue including the likes of The Furious Five’s “Superrappin’,” The Treacherous Three’s “Feel The Heartbeat” and The Fearless Four’s “Rockin’ It.”
“I’ve seen 125th St. at its best and worst,” Robinson said in 2007. “And I’ll tell you, there’s no more exciting place in the world.”
Bobby’s Happy House was shut down on January 21st 2008 due to re-development plans from the landlord.
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