Hip-Hop Legend, Big Bank Hank Dies To Cancer
2015 marks the 31st anniversary of the first hit hip-hop song “Rapper’s Delight.” The hip-Hop community also lost an icon this year from the creators of legendary group, The Sugar Hill Gang. Henry “Big Bank Hank” Jackson from The Sugar Hill Gang is no longer with us. The rapper succumbed to cancer on November 11th. He was 57 years old.
Hank is best known as “the grandmaster with 3 MCs that shock the house for the young ladies.”
Hank’s verse was known for his competition with the comic book superhero Superman. His verse depicts him meeting Lois Lane and convincing her to drop her boyfriend, Superman. Says Hank: “He’s afairy, I do suppose, flying through the air in pantyhose…He can’t satisfy you with his little worm, but I can bust you out with my super sperm”. In his three sections of the song, Hank uses his well-known chant: “Ho-tel, Mo-tel, what you gonna do today (say what)/I’m gonna get a fly girl, gonna get some spank n’ drive off in a def O.J.”
Here’s the iconic video of the legendary song:
Jackson and the other two members of the Sugar Hill Gang were among the first rappers to take hip-hop…