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Big Bank Hank

From USA Today:

The music world is mourning the death of rapper Big Bank Hank, who delighted fans and changed the course of hip-hop with the Sugarhill Gang’s 1979 classic, Rapper’s Delight.

Big Bank Hank, who was born Henry Jackson but was also known as Imp the Dimp, died early Tuesday after a battle with cancer, according to TMZ.

David Mallie, who manages the group’s two remaining living members, told Fox News that Jackson died from kidney complications due to cancer. Mallie confirmed the news to USA TODAY, saying that he had seen Hank “several times” over the last several years and that his health had been declining as he went through chemotherapy and dialysis treatments.

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