Big Bank Hank of The Sugarhill Gang Dies at 57

November 11, 2014 9:54 PM

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Big Bank Hank of The Sugarhill Gang Dies at 57

Big Bank Hank, one of the three members of the pioneering hip-hop group The Sugarhill Gang, has died of cancer. He was 57.

Hank, whose real name was Henry Jackson, helped the hip-hop genre to burst through into mainstream music with the band's 1979 hit, "Rapper's Delight."

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