- Sylvia Robinson, who helped bring hip-hop to the masses as owner of Sugar Hill Records, passed away on Thursday at the age of 76. Robinson had a career as a singer-songwriter and had a hit with “Pillow Talk” but is best known for running the label that released the song “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugar Hill Gang, which is widely known as rap’s first hit.

- This should be good. Or awful. Or something. Courtney Love is writing a tell-all memoir. (At this point I am obligated to link back to this review of her June 2010 show at 9:30 Club.)

- If you want to waste time and get angry on a Friday, VH1 has released its list of the 100 best songs of the ’00s.

Clicky shuffle: Your random song for Friday morning:

- Roxy Music, “For Your Pleasure”