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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