A post shared by Chopmaster J Aka Big Brutha (@chopmasterj). He was barely 35 at the time of his demise on April 23, 2020, Before his untimely death, Fred the Godson was a frequent collaborator. Milwaukee rapperBig Wan (real name Dawan Turner)was shot and killed on November 26. Both the music industry and the world has lost a titan.". Kirshnik Khari Ball, known by the stage name Takeoff, died on November 1, 2022, at the age of 28. The Roots lost founding member Malik B. in July 2020 and nearly a year-and-a-half later, theyhad to say goodbye to their longtime bassist Leonard Hub Hubbard. Mac Miller died in 2018 aged 26 after consuming cocaine and counterfeit oxycodone containing the synthetic opioid fentanyl. It was ona late August night in New York City in 1987, when hip-hop may have first lost its innocence. He lost his battle on December 16 at Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, his hometown. The 22-year-old artist and dancer was struck in the head and left knee during a drive-by shooting in the neighborhood where he grew up. Lil Uzi Vert-affiliated rapper Lotta Cash Desto was killed in Houston, Texas on September 24. "He was excited about making music," Woods said. Hillsborough County Medical Examiner later determined a lethal mix of fentanyl, ethanol (alcohol) and methamphetamine overwhelmed Shock Gs system and he simply couldnt recover. Bubbling Maryland artist Goonew was fatally shot in a car park in Prince Georges County, Maryland on March 18, dying hours later in a local hospital. But the gun violence was unprecedented this year. After his performance at Snoop Dogg's Once Upon A Time in LA music festival, Drakeo was stabbed backstage. His cause of death has not been released; he was 52 years old. She famously began her career appearing on classic West Coast albums. Drakeo The Ruler took his last breaths on December 18, a few hours after he was stabbed in the neck backstage at the Once Upon A Time In L.A. Festival. I need some rest, man. 20-year-old Marquis Lamar Hargrove, who famously went by the stage name Yung Kece, was reportedly gunned down on October 31, 2021. The father of two had been in town for his annual turkey giveaway ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, making his death even more heart-wrenching. So, let's round up to this list of 20 dead rappers who died at a young age. It is heartbreaking to realize that despite achieving success, remaining a part of the popular street-centric culture, often rife with jealousy, leaves rappers with targets on their backs, like antelopes in lion enclosures (as we saw with Takeoff and PNB Rock). Los Angeles drill rapper MoneyGangVontae was shot in New York, where he was set to perform, on June 9. 28-year-old TakeOff, one-third of the Grammy-nominated, Atlanta-based group Migos, died on November 1 after being shot three times outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas, where he was attending a private function with his uncleand fellow MigoQuavo. The Notorious B.I.G., aka Biggie Smalls, aka Christopher Wallace, was by far the dominant figure of the 1990s East Coast rap world. Although Michael K. Williams wasnt a rapper, The Wire actor was fully embraced by the Hip Hop community. ", 2020 THE SUN, US, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY | YOUR AD CHOICES | SITEMAP, PnB Rock is among the rappers who died in 2022, Grand Daddy I.U. The Sacramento County Sheriffs Office confirmed the victim died after being shot inside a vehicle in the North Highlands area. His catalog had many hits; however, the Doug Rasheed-produced Gangstas Paradise remained his cultural apex, widely regarded as one of the greatest songs of all time. If a n**** want smoke, Im at my crib in 5 mins, he wrote on Instagram andfive minutes laterhe was allegedly shot once in the parking lot of his apartment complex. Inside Josh Duggar's lonely 35th birthday in prison solitary confinement, Honey Boo Boo, 17, & boyfriend, 21, found with gun & drugs in car in arrest, Today's Hoda Kotb looks solemn on stroll with daughter amid show absence, Jill Duggar reveals she's 'so proud' of husband's major career change in new pic, 2020 THE SUN, US, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED | TERMS OF USE | PRIVACY | YOUR AD CHOICES | SITEMAP, By December of 2021, a total of 20 rappers have died and their deaths made several headlines in the media, Prince Markie Dee passed away on February 18, 2021, After UTKO disbanded, Kangol Kid had successful career as a music producer for other artists throughout the late 1980s and 1990s, Drakeo the Ruler is best known for his 2017 mixtape, Cold Devil, and his 2021 studio album, The Truth Hurts, passed away on April 17, 2021 after suffering cardiac arrest, however, Loaded's friend claimed that he took his own life. "Currently the cause of death and motive are unknown. The campaign raised over $166,000, a testament to the lasting impact Zumbis positivity and love had on the world. He was also in a number of television shows and films, including "Futurama," in which he voiced Kwanzaa-bot. Amid a vicious gang war in Lousiana Seven7Hardaway, an affiliate of Fredo Bang, was targeted and murdered by armed assailants in a Baton Rouge apartment complex on September 20; paramedics arrived but were too late, and he was pronounced dead on the scene. Scott La Rock Remembering the BDP Legend 23 Years Later", "Remembering Christian Hip Hop Pioneer Danny "D-Boy" Rodriguez (Full Interview)", "Confusion for Dallas detectives as D-boy is shot", "Charizma & Peanut Butter Wolf in Vapors", "Peanut Butter Wolf Breaks Down His 10 Favorite Songs From the Charizma Box Set", "In Bay Area, Rap Rivalries Lead To Deadly Violence", "Shakur shooting witness found dead in N.J.", "Rapper Is Shot to Death in Echo of Killing 6 Months Ago", "Notorious B.I.G. Woo was friends with Pop Smoke one of the rappers who died in 2020 in a home invasion and had apparently just finalized a recording contract with Million Dollar Records in the hours before his death. Though not celebrated as such, I.U. The rapper had fallen into a coma following a. The rapper, who performed alongside his uncle, Quavo, and first cousin once removed, Offset, in the hip-hop group Migos, was shot and killed in Houston. Hub was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2007, a type of blood cancer. Sadly, a 29-year-old female accompanied him was also shot and died at the time. pic.twitter.com/HaOBb6MLQC, Michael // msalisbu.eth (@msalisbu) August 17, 2021. Coolio was also known for hits including "Fantastic Voyage," "1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin New)" and "C U When U Get There," among others. Anybody that knows my story, me and X are cut from a similar cloth on some personal shit. Over the years, they released over a dozen subsequent projects and were one of several musical artists selected to appear in and remix the main theme song forThe Simpsons 20th Anniversary Special In 3-D! Her son left for a show in Detroit. On December 13, 2022, Rapper Grand Daddy I.U. He released a sophomore effort before taking a hiatus from rap, returning years later, and dropping a handful of albums and singles. Meanwhile, there were many other rappers and Hip Hop figures who. Moments before the 16-year-old was gunned down, he posted an Instagram story that shared his location. Following his death, there was an outpouring of love from industry titans, including Eminem, who dubbed him one of the greatest battle rappers of all time. Hed say, I cant wait till we get to heaven and see all the tapes of all the funny times, of all the things we did. Thats how his mind works. Londre Sylvester, known by his stage name KTS Dre, was a little known rapper based inChicago. Minutes after taunting his critics on social media, bubbling Florida rapper Rollie Bands was killed outside his Tampa home. (Murder Is A Major Issue) rapper was just 28 when he was gunned down while driving a Toyota Camry near Zoo Miami. Gucci Family Story: A Heated Battle For House Of Gucci & Maurizios Murder, Who is Ernest Khalimov aka GigaChad? Bay Area rapper Mike Darole lost his life on May 15 during a botched robbery outside of his Sunnyvale home. U will be missed like crazy man. His debut (and final) studio LP on the iconic imprint, Thug Luv, was released in 2020. The song was included on the soundtrack for the 1995 Michelle Pfeiffer film "Dangerous Minds.". I like rap but these senseless killings are getting old. While little details are available, his death comes roughly two years removed from the gruesome, broad-day execution of Duck, who was shopping on the 100 block of East Oak Street in the Gold Coast district. Another shooting in Portland. Really, man. passed away in his sleep at the age of 54. The. Rapper and mentor Lil Uzi Vert attended the young star's funeral and . The Roots paid tribute on Instagram with a photo of Hub and caption that read, It is with the heaviest of hearts that we say goodbye to our brother Leonard Nelson Hubbard. Horse riding is another passion that keeps me going. While used to collaborate with many other artists like Lil Wayne, Drake, and . RIP ?? West Coast rapper Drakeo the Ruler - real name Darrell Caldwell - died on December 19, 2021, after being fatally stabbed in an altercation backstage at a Los Angeles music festival, where he had been scheduled to perform. pic.twitter.com/iPrzOoGcUy, RapCaviar (@RapCaviar) January 24, 2021. Over the years, I had several family members to come through here and been patients of this clinic, he said. DMX and I, we just some nappy-headed boys from these gritty streets of New York City, he said at the time. The Fat Boysrose to prominence in the 1980s asone of the first Hip Hop groups to release full-length rap albums alongside Run-DMC, Whodini and Kurtis Blow. He was 55 years old. 1. Family members reportedly believe that Goonew was killed in a robbery. Consider some of the facts. Snootie Wild [February 26, 2022] 7. As Xs family grappled with what always feels like an impossible decision, his friends and fans rallied around the hospital hoping for a miracle. He was nominated for five other Grammys, including for Fantastic Voyage and 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin New).. US rapper PnB Rock has been shot dead in an apparent robbery at a Los Angeles restaurant. Shandler Beaubien, known by the stage name Wavy Navy Pooh, died on January 14, 2022, at the age of 28. I witness first hand this mans grind to the top of the industry, Ice Cube tweeted. He was hit multiple times in the back. Beat Junkies turntablist and fellow L.A. Hip Hop staple DJ Rhettmatic tweeted hed passed at the age of 43 but didnt disclose a cause of death. ATL rapper Trouble was fatally shot on the morning of June 7, in the East Atlanta suburb of Conyers. On Thursday, April 22, Chopmaster J aka big Brutha, a friend of therapper, announced Shock G was dead. Rest sweet w the angels Mike. He was noted for his distinct flow and was regarded as one of the most influential new waves of rappers. LOS ANGELES Rapper Coolio, known for hits including "Fantastic Voyage" and "Gangstas Paradise," has died at age 59, his manager confirmed Wednesday evening. Five months prior, Williams had spoken at DMXs star-studded tribute at the 2021 BET Awards alongside Swizz Beatz, The LOX, Method Man and many others. According to local news outlets, Stockton rapper Young Slo-Be was found dead in an apartment near West Center Street and Trevino Avenue in Manteca, California, on August 5. His business manager wrote in a statement on Instagram: "I'm devastated. The battle tap community was devastated following the news that 36-year-old Canadian MC Pat Stay, who first made his debut in the Toronto-based King of the Dot (KOTD) battle rap league, had been killed in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Considering just how much Biggie would ultimately mean to the culture of Hip Hop, widely regarded as one of the greatest rappers of all time, 50 Grands contribution deserves as many flowers as possible. Following a brief verbal altercation, an angry driver slammed his white Toyota Tundra, hauling a 25-foot trailer, into the rapper, pinning him against a concrete wall before mangling him in the vehicles wheels. YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) September 7, 2021. The one solace in DMXs death is his demons can no longer haunt him hes at peace now. Four strokes I dont know what to tell you man. #LegalHelpFirmCares pic.twitter.com/UiE6uZ6DLC, LEGAL HELP FIRM (@lhfirm) February 6, 2021. Rapper J $tash died in January in a murder-suicide, People reports. The rapper suffered as many as 64 bullet wounds to his head and other parts of his body. He wrote in the caption: "34 years ago almost to the day we had a wild idea we can be a hip hop band and take on the world through it all the dream became a reality and the reality became a nightmare for some. Police said the three men were together at some point on Jan. 21, but they do not know if they left Lounge 31 together. Health problems plagued the veteran rapper and news of his deteriorating condition began to surface in April whenDJ Self posted a video ofBlack Robin a hospital bed looking skeletal and lethargic. Eversole was born in Germany while his military parents were stationed in the country. The hip hop artist died due to complications from stage four colon cancer. On August 10, 2021, YNT Juan, an affiliate of The Wu-Tang Clan, who amassed more than 25,000 Instagram followers, passed away on Sunday, according to reports. Beaubien was said to be connected to multiple North Miami-Dade shootings in the past year. There was the break-up and later reunion with El Da Sensei, with whom he still performed (as recently as this past March), his work with The Weathermen and his solo efforts (among other projects). Markie was famously known for the 1989 hit single Just a Friend. Months earlier, it was announced that the Brooklyn native was gracefully and optimistically battling Stage 4 lung cancera diagnosis revealed on the Facebook page of her daughter Lexus, whom she parented with iconic MC/producer Erick Sermon. "As far as what I know now is that he was at a friends house and was in his bathroom and had a heart attack," said his manager, Jarez Posey. His publicist, Tamar Juda, toldBillboard: "It is with a very heavy heart that I can confirm the passing of Chucky Thompson. It was later confirmed by record producer J Maine in a statement toPeople. Recently Changed Pages. The album ended with the intriguingly titled Back To The Light, which effortlessly communicated his belief in an afterlife and almost made it easier to digest his absence. But when Buff Love died of a heart attack in 1995, any hopes for a reunion were squashed. I hate rap!!! Now, they're all missing. 02:39. 5. ABC News reports that the rapper (real name Tahjay Dobson) was outside when a bullet struck him. READ MORE ON THE US SUN FAMED MC LOST The rapper was only 20-years-old at the time and had rose to fame as a teenager after taking to social media and posting songs about his violent lifestyle sprinkled with images of drugs and guns. An infamous demo tape recorded in the DJs basement was put in the hands of Mister Cee, who shared it with journalist Matty C, director of The Source Magazines once coveted Unsigned Hype column. He survived but his son died on the spot at the age of 24. The number of rappers who lost their lives to gun violence in 2021 is nothing short of deplorable. FBG Cash was driving with a sleeping woman on June 10 when a Cadillac cut him off in the 1600 block of West 81st Street in Chicago, and two people got out and began shooting; Cash returned fire and ran from the shooters but eventually fell to the ground. On December 15, Young Dolph was immortalized with his own street on Dunn Avenue between Airways Boulevard and Hays Road near the Memphis Depot Industrial Park. In 1982, the group released its quintessential single Roxanne Roxanne about a woman who rebuked a mans sexual advances. He was 52. The notion of The harder the crime, the more serious people tend to take your music among the rap fraternity, has either left rappers behind bars or dead. Police say an employee working for the Wayne County Morgue used his position to stake out potential victims and even had a cover story in . Arguably, one of the most devastating deaths in 2020 was the. He worked with several artists, including Diddy, Meek Mill, and Pusha T. A Compton gangsta rap prototype, an ambassador for a tradition, lineage, and history who made a whole lot of hard-as-hell rap songs full of sober gravity and blunt force. But on February 18, social media started to explode with condolences forPrince Markie Dee. I always say at first it was Tupac Shakur and then it was DMX, those two brothers paved the way for me to be here and do what I do.. His father was hit twice in the arm. Tragically, the world has had to say goodbye to even more since the start of the new year. The Michigan State Police says it continues to investigate the deaths of three Michigan rappers after confirming Tuesday each died of multiple gunshot wounds. One of the shooters was found in a nearby parking lot with a gunshot wound to the stomach. If we think closely, overdose or violent crime have claimed the lives of many rappers. The "M.I.A.M.I. A copper bullet was found lodged in his heart. Rapper Hypo, whose actual name is Lamar Jackson, was murdered on 3 June 2022 after attending a Platinum Jubilee party in Woodford Green, Londo. (Murder Is A Major Issue)" rapper was just 28 when he was gunned down while driving a Toyota Camry near Zoo Miami. ", "Killings of rappers are more than just a hip-hop problem, experts say", "Is Corporate America to Blame for Hip-Hop Violence? Lt. Melanie Turner said police responded to calls at 5:16 a.m. local time from patients and staff at the hospital about a patient involved in a physical altercation with nurses and security officers, who reportedly had him pinned down on the ground. He was just 14 when he died. Virgil Abloh was 41 and leaves behind a wife and two children. The rapper was found with injuries to his chest He was transported to a hospital, where he died. He leaves behind two children and a common-law spouse. He was 55. HipHopDX has once again compiled an tragically long, annual round-up not only recognizing the legends of weve but (more depressingly) the younger and less established acts who never saw their full potential. Texas rapper B.F.G. American rapper Huey, whose real name was Lawrence Franks Jr., is one of the other hip-hop artistes we lost in 2020. Their remains were found last week in the basement of an abandoned apartment complex in Highland Park, Michigan.
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