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Throwback Thursday – Remembering Big Bank Hank

 

Everybody go hotel motel holiday inn ya say if your girl starts actin up then you take her friends a like that yall to the beat yall beat beat yall ya dont stop a master gee am I mellow? its on you so whatcha gonna do. ~Big Bank Hank, Sugarhill Gang

 

I don’t think a day goes past without having listened to a Sugarhill Gang, Whodini or Doug E. Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew song. There’s just nothing like the old school rap beats. No matter what mood you might find yourself, you’re sure to perk up and TURN UP when you reach back there dust off one these classics.

Rapper's Delight

Rapper’s Delight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I was saddened to hear that rapper Henry Jackson, AKA Big Bank Hank, 57, past away Tuesday of complications from cancer. We have lost another musical legend. He will go down in history as a member of the SugarHill Gang labeled as one of the first groups to introduce the rap genre.

A beefy, boisterous presence onstage, Hank handled vocals in the early to middle portion of “Rapper’s Delight,” which despite its extended length — one version was more than 14 minutes long — became the first rap song to reach the Top 40 on the U.S. Billboard charts. ~CNN

 

 

 

Sit back and feeeel the beat in remembrance of “Big Bank Hank” and the Sugarhill Gang…

 

What is your favorite old school rap beat?

 

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