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Remembering Big Bank Hank of Sugarhill Gang, ‘Rapper’s Delight’

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Hip-hop pioneer Big Bank Hank, a member of the Sugarhill Gang, died earlier today. The rapper had been battling cancer. The music of the Sugarhill Gang ushered in a new era in American entertainment. Today, there are very few artists who have not been influenced by this group. View their first big hit, 1979’s “Rappers Delight.”


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