We’re sad to share the news today that Big Bank Hank has passed away from cancer. He was born August 5, 1957 in Bronx, NY. He was a member of The Sugarhill Gang, the first hip hop act to have a hit single, “Rapper’s Delight.” Our thoughts & prayers are with his family. RIP.
If you don’t know about The Sugar Hill Gang — look them up — know your history people!
“Rapper’s Delight” was a 1979 single by American hip-hop trio The Sugarhill Gang. While it was not the first single to feature rapping, it is generally considered to be the song that first popularized hip-hop in the United States and around the world. The song was ranked #248 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and #2 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs