Sugar Hill Gang Rapper Big Bank Hank Dies At 57

November 11, 2014 7:06 PM

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One of rap’s earliest voices died early Tuesday morning (November 11).

Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson, who, as a member of Sugarhill Gang, released what is widely considered the first rap hit with 1979′s “Rapper’s Delight,” lost his battle with cancer, according to TMZ.

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