R.I.P. Henry Jackson AKA Big Bank Hank from the Sugarhill Gang (1957-2014)

We are very sad to deliver this news.  Despite some being critical of the Sugar Hill Gang, we are forever grateful for their impact.  Big Bank Hank (born Henry Jackson) was a superstar and always commanded your attention when he was on the MIC.  He will be missed.

More from NY Daily News:
Big Bank Hank, one of the founding members of iconic 1980s hip hop group The Sugarhill Gang, died early Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 57.

The news was first reported by music blog InFlexWeTrust.com. TMZ reported that the rapper — born Henry Jackson on Aug. 5, 1957, in the Bronx — died at about 2 a.m. Tuesday in the greater New York City area.

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