Throwback Thursday – Remembering Big Bank Hank
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.
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?