We have some sad news to share today, as it’s being reported that Big Bank Hank of the Sugarhill Gang has passed away. He was 57. Born Henry Jackson in New York City, he went on to become one third of seminal hip-hop trio the Sugarhill Gang, who had the first big rap hit in “Rapper’s Delight.” While no official news has been released on the cause of his death, some are saying that he passed away following a bout with cancer. We’ll be sure to update this post with more information as it becomes available.
Below, you can hear “Rapper’s Delight” and watch some videos of the Sugarhill Gang. R.I.P. Big Bank Hank.