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  • We Remember: Sugar Hill Gang’s ‘Big Bank Hank’ Dies at 57

    Nov 11, 14 by EurPublisher 1 Comment


    *According to reports, a member of the Sugarhill Gang, whose pioneering hit “Rapper’s Delight” brought hip hop to mainstream audiences 35 years ago, died Tuesday of complications from cancer. Here’s what CNN is reporting: “Big Bank Hank,” whose real name was Henry Jackson, died early Tuesday in Englewood, New Jersey, according to David Mallie, who […]

  • Biopic of Sugar Hill Records Founder Sylvia Robinson in the Works

    Aug 19, 14 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *The life of late Sugar Hill Records mogul Sylvia Robinson is headed to the big screen. Paula Wagner, the producer who has been working on Broadway projects since splitting with former partner Tom Cruise, has acquired film rights to the life story of the singer considered the mother of hip-hop. Sylvia’s son, Joey Robinson, will […]

  • Bambaataa, Kurtis Blow Among 2012 Hip Hop Hall of Fame Inductees

    Jul 30, 12 by EURpublisher02 1 Comment


    *The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Awards has announced its class of 2012 inductees, which includes legendary DJ’s, artists, groups, producers, dance crews, graffiti artists and films that define hip hop music and cultural history predating 1985. [SUBSCRIBE TO EURWEB’s RSS FEED] The class of 2012 includes Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force, Grandmaster […]

  • Roxanne Shante Beats Breast Cancer

    Oct 13, 10 by EURPublisher01 4 Comments


    *Legendary female rapper Roxanne Shante is walking in the 2010 Making Strides Walk Against Breast Cancer, taking place in Newark, New Jersey to celebrate her recent victory over the disease, reports Allhiphop.com. Her former rap rival Kangol Kid will walk in the memory of his manager Shaunda Lumpkin’s mother, Gay Frances Lucas (“Mama Luke”), who […]

  • Video: The Roots Lace Timberlake/Fallon Rap Medley

    Sep 30, 10 by EURPublisher01 2 Comments


    *Justin Timberlake appeared on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” last night (Sept. 29) to promote his new film “The Social Network” when the two ended up busting out a medley of hip-hop classics. Starting with Sugar Hill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight,” the duo rolled through the Beastie Boys “Paul Revere,” Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s “Nuthin’ […]