Big Bank Hank, US rapper and Sugarhill Gang founder member, dies at 57

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    Jackson, pictured between Master Gee and Wonder Mike in 2005, was born in New York in 1957

    Big Bank Hank, the New York rapper who, as part of the Sugarhill Gang, released what is generally regarded as the first rap record, has died at the age of 57.

    The performer, real name Henry Jackson, died from kidney complications due to cancer, according to reports.

    Jackson formed the Sugarhill Gang with Master Gee and Wonder Mic, having a big hit in 1979 with Rapper's Delight.
    The record sold several million copies worldwide and helped establish rap as the genre it is today.

    The full version of Rapper's Delight ran nearly 16 minutes long and was recorded in a single take.
    The song - famous for its "hip, hip, a hop" refrain - featured 'Big Bank' introducing himself as "six foot one and tons of fun".


     
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    I love that Apache song the HS cheerleaders dance to :dance:
     
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    ...only rap song to mention an anti-diarrheal medication :jumpclap::cheer:
     
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    Another dead rapper. Who cares? :dontknow:
     
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    It's not like he died slingin crack

    He had cancer you heartless twat
     
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    Oh shit, he died of cancer, that's different. :bigcry:
     
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    I am a victim of "Did not read" syndrome. Not my fault. :grad:
     
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    The CIA introduced cancer to the ghetto in the early 80s...
     
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    Along with drugs to sterilize black men hidden in the fried chicken at Church's.
     
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    Ronald Reagan's neck. :emperor:
     
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    My grandmothers favorite rap song.



















    Kidding :coffee:
     
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    I think wonder Mike died recently too.
     
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    Too late.
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    She was fly.

    Word.
     
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