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Big Bank Hank from the Sugar Hill Gang Dies from Cancer

November 11, 2014  |  Posted by: Giovanni DePhillips
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According to TMZ, the Sugarhill Gang rapper best known as “the grandmaster with 3 MCs, Big Bank Hank died early Tuesday morning.

Born Henry Jackson was battling cancer. He passed away at his home in New York City around 2 AM.

Hank was one third of the famous Sugarhill Gang … which had the first mainstream rap hit “Rappers Delight” in 1979.

Image courtesy of nypost.com

Image courtesy of nypost.com

The two other members of the group Wonder Mike and Master Gee told TMZ … “So sad to hear of our brother’s passing. Rest in peace Big Bank.”

Jackson was 57 years old.

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