Big Bank Hank

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Birthday
5, 1957
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 11, 2014 (57)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1957
Birthplace
New York City, NY
Death Date
Nov 11, 2014 (57)

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About

Born Henry Jackson and better known by his stage names of "Big Bank Hank" and "Imp the Dimp," this New York rapper joined a hip-hop group called The Sugarhill Gang that, in 1979, released the first hit rap single in history: "Rapper's Delight."

Before Fame

He earned an associate's degree in oceanography and later managed a pizza restaurant.

Trivia

His music contains numerous references to the Superman comic books.

Family Life

He grew up in New York City's Bronx borough. His daughter Shataramarie Jackson is a singer.

Associated With

Hip-hop artist Sylvia Robinson discovered Big Bank Hank and produced his Top 40 hit "Rapper's Delight."

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