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Big Bank Hank (1957–2014)

Big Bank Hank was born on January 11, 1957 in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA as Henry Lee Jackson. He died on November 11, 2014 in Englewood, New Jersey, USA. See full bio »

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 2010 Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #2.147 (2010) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight" - uncredited)
 2004 Tony Hawk's Underground 2 (Video Game) (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 1995 Martin (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Blow, Baby, Blow (1995) ... (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
 1981 The Demon (writer: "Rapper's Delight")
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 2011 I Want My Name Back (Documentary)
 2010 VH1 Rock Docs (TV Series)
 2009 The Wendy Williams Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 2 October 2009 (2009) ... Himself (as Sugarhill Gang)
 2006 Musikprogrammet - programmet om musik (TV Series documentary)
Himself - Sugarhill Gang
- Evergreenen 'Apache' (2006) ... Himself - Sugarhill Gang
 2004 Hip-Hop Honors (TV Special)
Himself - Honoree (as Sugarhill Gang)
 2004 Scrubs (TV Series)
- My Old Friend's New Friend (2004) ... Himself (as Sugarhill Gang)
 2000 VH-1 Where Are They Now? (TV Series documentary)
Himself / Sugarhill Gang
- The 80s II (2000) ... Himself / Sugarhill Gang
 1990 Rapmania: The Roots of Rap (TV Movie documentary)
Himself (as Sugarhill Gang)
 1981 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series)
- Episode #24.44 (1981) ... Himself (as Sugarhill Gang)
 1981 Soul Train (TV Series documentary)
- Patrice Rushen/Sugarhill Gang/Shabba Doo (1981) ... Himself (as Sugarhill Gang)
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 2004 Ich will Spaß - Die 80er-Jahre-Pop-und-Schlagernacht mit Perlen aus Ost und West (TV Special documentary)
Himself - Sugarhill Gang (uncredited)
 2004 And You Don't Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Back in the Day (2004) ... Himself

Personal Details

Other Works:

TV commercial for Dasani Water (2001)

Alternate Names:

Sugarhill Gang

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His lyrics for "Rapper's Delight" were actually written by Grandmaster Caz of the Cold Crush Brothers, a group Hank managed. He asked to use Caz's lyrics with the promise that he would help the Cold Crush Brothers get a record deal. But the record deal never materialized. Caz never recieved any credit or compensation for writing "Rapper's Delight". See more »


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