Henry Lee Jackson known by his stage name, Big Bank Hank, was an American old school rapper and manager. He was a member of the trio The Sugarhill Gang, the first hip hop act to have a hit with the cross-over single “Rapper’s Delight” in the pop music charts in 1979.
Big Bank Hank died early Tuesday morning after a battle with cancer. He was 57.
The news was first reported by music blog InFlexWeTrust.com. TMZ reported that the rapper — born Henry Jackson in 1957, in the Bronx — died at about 2 a.m. Tuesday November 11, 2014 in the greater New York City area.
Last year I had the priviledge of kickin it with this #Legendary individual and I must say that I was thoroughly impressed by his professionalism and dedication when it came to bringing the best show possible to his fans. At 56 years old Hank had more passion about his craft than a lot of these so-called rappers that were not even half his age.
The industry has truly lost an icon.
“So sad to hear of our brother’s passing,”
It was an honor and a priveledge to have been graced by your presence.
“I’m here…I’m there… I’m Big Bank Hank and I’m everywhere” ~ Big Bank Hank