nprmusic: Henry Lee Jackson died Nov. 11, 2014. He was known all...




nprmusic:

Henry Lee Jackson died Nov. 11, 2014. He was known all over the world as Big Bank Hank, one-third of the pioneering rap group the Sugarhill Gang. Jackson died Tuesday morning in Englewood, N.J., of complications from cancer. He was 57 years old. We remember Big Bank Hank with the story behind Sugarhill Gang’s iconic song.