Sugarhill Gang's Big Bank Hank Dies at 57 from Cancer

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    Big Bank Hank -- the Sugarhill Gang rapper best known as "the grandmaster with 3 MCs that shock the house for the young ladies" -- died early Tuesday morning ... TMZ has learned.

    Hank -- born Henry Jackson -- had been suffering from cancer. We're told he passed away in the greater NYC area around 2 AM. Hank was one third of the famous Sugarhill Gang ... which had the first mainstream rap hit "Rappers Delight" in 1979.

    His group mates Wonder Mike and Master Gee told TMZ ... "So sad to hear of our brother's passing. Rest in peace Big Bank."

    Hank was 57 years old.
     
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    A rapper. Dying from natural causes. What will they think of next?
     
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    Geezus. :crying:
     
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    Too bad.......I'm finally in that group where my peers are dropping day'd..............It's quite the "Tenses"................
     
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    The only rap song I ever knew the words to...I'd like to express my condolences...
    But first, I gotta
    Bang bang, the boogie to the boogie,
    Say up jump the boogie to the bang bang boogie...
     
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    Are those his retarded brothers with him? Holy shit, Crack is Wack!
     
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    beetlejosh I f'd your wife 'cos she look like batman. Gold

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    I think he got sick from that chicken that tasted like wood.
     
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    He's old school. They didn't have all the ghetto mess that rappers do today.
     
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    Come on Hank, sing that song!
     
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    Old black guys: A vanishing demographic
     
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    My man Hank RIP
     
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    Performance from 2009
    at 1:30
     
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    RIP. I lost too many relatives to that fucking disease. Condolences to his family.
     
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    He looks like Robin first thing in the morning.
     
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    God damn, they looked really cool back then. The side part, the tie and blazer, the air guitaring ...

    If anyone here is a fan of late '70s to late '90s rap music, check out Ego Trip's Book of Rap Lists. It's the most thorough and hilarious compilation of that era that I've ever read, and it's all in list form. I re-read most of it this summer for the first time in over 10 years and was thoroughly entertained.

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