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Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank Dies, Rappers React on Twitter

Rapper Big Bank Hank, one-third of the seminal rap trio the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 57. According to reports, Hank, born Henry Jackson, died early Tuesday morning (Nov. 11) from cancer.

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35 Years Ago: The Sugarhill Gang Releases ‘Rapper’s Delight’

It was the novelty hit that legitimized an entire genre of music. Released on September 16, 1979, the Sugarhill Gang's ‘Rapper’s Delight’ introduced hip-hop to the world: to the black, white, red, brown, purple and yellow.

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Curren$y Praises Pharrell Williams’ ‘In My Mind’ Album & ‘Rapper’s Delight’ for Black Music Month

Curren$y respects Pharrell Williams' tenacity. In honor of Black Music Month, the rapper chose to put the spotlight on the N.E.R.D. member for his musical versatility and determination to strive in the face of adversity.

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Library of Congress National Recording Registry: Sugarhill Gang & Donna Summer Songs Inducted

WASHINGTON (AP) - From rare audio interviews of former slaves to recordings by Donna Summer and the Grateful Dead, 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry.

Summer's 1977 hit "I Feel Love" is joining the Gra

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Black Music Milestones

Music plays an integral role in our lives, but, at times we take for granted the moments that uniquely changed the game. From the first time Michael Jackson moonwalked for the American public to the day five guys from Compton, Calif. got together to form the world's most dangerous group, here are our top 20 bla

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