MOMENTS | Mash-up: In Memory Of The Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank x The Sugar Hill Gang’s Pioneering Hip-Hop Masterpiece “Rapper’s Delight”


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Hank Jackson, aka The Sugarhill Gang‘s Big Bank Hank, has passed away from cancer at the age of 57. He, along with the other two founding members of the Sugarhill Gang, Michael “Wonder Mike” Wright and Guy “Master Gee” O’Brien, were known for their 1979 single, “Rapper’s Delight”. Made before samplers and drum machines, the song interpolated a sample from Chic’s “Good Times” and is credited as the first song to launch hip-hop into the mainstream.