[jwplatform jEW1J0L9] 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, […]
Founding member and one third of the classic rap group, the Sugarhill Gang, died today at 2 a.m. Born Henry Jackson, Hank had been suffering from cancer for the past year. Sugarhill Gang released the first rap hit with the 1979 classic, “Rapper’s Delight.” Best known for his line “the Grand Master with three MCs […]
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