Bronx Born Hip-Hop Pioneer Big Bank Hank Dead At 57

 

Big Bank Hank of the pioneering rap group the Sugarhill Gang poses for a portrait at Sugar Hill Records on November 7, 1983. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images - Via LA Times)
Big Bank Hank of the pioneering rap group the Sugarhill Gang poses for a portrait at Sugar Hill Records on November 7, 1983. (Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images – Via LA Times)

Born Henry Lee Jackson in The Bronx in 1957, Big Bank Hank of The Sugarhill Gang has passed away due to complications with cancer.  Big Bank Hank is considered to be one of the founders of Hip Hop with The Sugarhill Gang’s hit ‘Rapper’s Delight’ which was released 35 years ago this month.

Hank went to Bronx Community College where he received his Associates Degree in oceanography but was unable to find employment in his selected career.  This eventually led to his path to becoming one of Hip-Hop’s pioneers.

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Sugarhill Gang Member, Hip-Hop Pioneer Big Bank Hank Dies At 57

Sugarhill Gang rapper Big Bank Hank dead at 57

Listen to Rapper’s Delight and let it take you back in time to the good old days:

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