List of 56 Rappers and Hip-Hop Artists who were Murdered.

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Sidhu Moose Wala

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Sidhu Moose Wala

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu (11 June 1993 – 29 May 2022), better known by his stage name Sidhu Moose Wala, was an Indian singer, rapper, actor and politician associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. He started his career as a songwriter for the song “License” by Ninja, and began his...Read More

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Tupac Shakur

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Tupac Shakur

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Tupac Amaru Shakur ( TOO-pahk shə-KOOR; born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name 2Pac and later by his alias Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor. Considered one of the most influential rappers of all time, Shakur is among the best-selling...Read More

The Notorious B.I.G.

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Christopher George Latore Wallace (May 21, 1972 – March 9, 1997), better known by his stage names the Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper and songwriter. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangsta rap traditions, he is widely considered one of the greatest...Read More

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Big L

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Big L

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper and songwriter.Emerging from Harlem in New York City in the early to mid-1990s, Coleman became well known amongst underground hip-hop fans for his freestyling ability. He was eventually signed...Read More

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XXXTentacion

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XXXTentacion

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy (January 23, 1998 – June 18, 2018), known professionally as XXXTentacion (often stylized as XXXTENTACION) and commonly referred to as simply X, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. Though a controversial figure due to his widely publicized legal troubles,...Read More

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Scott La Rock

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Scott Monroe Sterling (March 2, 1962 – August 27, 1987), known by the stage name DJ Scott La Rock, was an American hip-hop disc jockey and music producer from the Bronx, New York. He was a founding member of the East Coast hip hop group Boogie Down Productions.Sterling’s death in August 1987 is said to be the first murder of a major hip hop artist.

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Paul C

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Paul C

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Paul C. McKasty (September 20, 1964 – July 17, 1989), better known as Paul C, was an East Coast hip hop pioneer, producer, engineer, and mixer in the 1980s. Before his death on July 17, 1989, McKasty gained recognition for his work with notable artists such as Devo, Organized Konfusion, Kwamé,...Read More

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Danny Rodriguez

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Daniel Dimitri Rodriguez (November 10, 1967 – October 6, 1990), alias D-Boy Rodriguez, was a Christian rap artist. He released two albums that received moderate commercial success, before being murdered in 1990. His third album was released posthumously. Rodriguez was signed to Frontline Records, who released his debut album Plantin’ a Seed in 1989.

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Charizma

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Charizma

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Charles Edward Hicks Jr. (July 6, 1973 – December 16, 1993), also known by his stage name Charizma, was an MC from Milpitas, California. He is best known for his work with Peanut Butter Wolf; the two artists formed a duo after meeting in 1990. Their musical partnership was cut short following Charizma’s...Read More

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Stretch (rapper)

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Stretch (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Randy Walker (August 21, 1968 – November 30, 1995), of the stage name Stretch, was an American rapper and record producer, working in Live Squad. In the early 1990s, he joined 2Pac’s rap group Thug Life. The November 30, 1994, shooting of Shakur led to their split. On November 30, 1995, exactly one year before the shooting of Shakur, Stretch was shot and killed at the age of 27.

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Seagram (rapper)

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Seagram (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Seagram Miller (April 13, 1970 – July 31, 1996) was an American rapper from Oakland, California, United States.Miller released two albums in his lifetime: The hard-edged and violent The Dark Roads and the more typically laid-back West Coast style Reality Check. Miller was shot to death in a drive-by...Read More

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Yaki Kadafi

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Yaki Kadafi

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Yafeu Akiyele Fula (October 9, 1977 – November 10, 1996), better known by his stage name Yaki Kadafi, was an American rapper and a founder and member of the hip hop groups Outlawz and Dramacydal.                                                                   ...Read More

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Fat Pat

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Fat Pat

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Patrick Lamark Hawkins (December 4, 1970 – February 3, 1998), better known by his stage name Fat Pat (also known as Mr. Fat Pat), was an American rapper from Houston, Texas who was a member of DEA (Dead End Alliance) with his brother John “Big Hawk” Hawkins, DJ Screw, and Kay-K, all...Read More

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Freaky Tah

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Freaky Tah

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Tahliq Raymond Rogers (May 14, 1971 – March 28, 1999), better known as Freaky Tah, was an MC, hype man and promoter. Freaky Tah was a member of a hip hop group called the Lost Boyz, together with Mr. Cheeks, DJ Spigg Nice, and Pretty Lou. On the night of March 28, 1999, after leaving Mr. Cheeks’...Read More

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D12

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Bugz, a member of D12 was shot and killed at a picnic on May 21, 1999.

D12 (an initialism for the Dirty Dozen) was an American hip hop collective from Detroit, Michigan. Formed in 1996, the group achieved mainstream success with its lineup of de facto leader Eminem, Proof, Bizarre, Mr. Porter, Kuniva and Swifty McVay.D12 had chart-topping albums in the United States,...Read More

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DJ Uncle Al

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Cause of Death: Shot

Albert Moss (August 14, 1969 – September 10, 2001), better known by the stage name “DJ Uncle Al”, was an American DJ based in Miami, Florida.Moss was known for his trendsetting and innovative abilities in music producing and broadcasting as well as his philosophy of “peace in the hood” and non-violence in the community. He was shot and killed on September 10, 2001.

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Jam Master Jay

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Jam Master Jay

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Jason William Mizell (January 21, 1965 – October 30, 2002), better known by his stage name Jam Master Jay, was an American musician and DJ. He was the DJ of the influential hip hop group Run-DMC. During the 1980s, Run-DMC became one of the biggest hip hop groups and are credited with breaking hip hop into mainstream music.

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Sabotage (rapper)

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Sabotage (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Mauro Mateus dos Santos (April 3, 1973 – January 24, 2003), better known by his stage name Sabotage, was a Brazilian rapper and songwriter from São Paulo. He grew up selling drugs in Brooklin Novo, a neighborhood in São Paulo’s South Zone. He gained fame in 2001 after the release of his first...Read More

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Camoflauge

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Camoflauge

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Jason Johnson (December 9, 1981 – May 19, 2003), also known as Camoflauge, was an American rapper, famous for his songs “Cut Friends” and “Laying My Stunt Down”. He released his final album Keepin It Real in 2002.Camoflauge was murdered in Savannah, Georgia, by gunfire outside of Pure Pain Records recording studio while he was walking his toddler son.

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Half a Mill

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Jasun Wardlaw (January 25, 1973 – October 24, 2003) better known by his stage name Half a Mill, was a Brooklyn-based American rapper. Half a Mill was considered an underground rapper in the early 1990s. His mainstream breakthrough came in 1997 when he scored a guest spot on supergroup The Firm’s only release, The Album.

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Soulja Slim

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Soulja Slim

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

James Adarryl Tapp Jr. (September 9, 1977 – November 26, 2003), better known by his stage name Soulja Slim, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was known for writing the U.S. number one hit “Slow Motion”. James A’Darryl Tapp Jr. was born in New Orleans on September 9, 1977, to James and Linda Tapp. He was raised in the Magnolia Projects in New Orleans’ 3rd Ward and attended Cohen Senior High School before dropping out of school in the 11th grade.

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Mac Dre

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Andre Louis Hicks (July 5, 1970 – November 1, 2004), known by his stage name Mac Dre, was an American rapper from Vallejo, California. He was an instrumental figure in the emergence of hyphy, a cultural movement in the Bay Area hip hop scene that emerged in the early 2000s. Hicks is considered one...Read More

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Blade Icewood

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Blade Icewood (March 14, 1977 – April 19, 2005), birth name Darnell Quincy Lindsay, was an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. He was a member of the rap group Street Lord’z and is arguably considered as the most influential rapper of the Detroit underground rap genre. On April 19, 2005, he was fatally shot due to gang-related violence in Detroit, Michigan, United States.

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Proof (rapper)

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Proof (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

DeShaun Dupree Holton (October 2, 1973 – April 11, 2006), known professionally as Proof, was an American rapper from Detroit, Michigan. During his career, he was a member of the groups 5 Elementz, Funky Cowboys, Promatic, Goon Sqwad, and D12. He was a close childhood friend of rapper Eminem, who also lived in Detroit. Proof was often a hype man at Eminem’s concerts.

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Big Hawk

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Big Hawk

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

John Edward Hawkins (November 15, 1969 – May 1, 2006), better known by his stage names Big Hawk and H.A.W.K., was an American rapper from Houston, Texas and a founding member of the late DJ Screw’s rap group the Screwed Up Click. Born John Edward Hawkins in Houston, Texas on November 15, 1969,...Read More

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VL Mike

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VL Mike

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Michael Allen (January 19, 1976 – April 20, 2008), better known as VL Mike, was an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana. He first appeared on the mainstream rap scene in 2004 as a member of the New Orleans-based record label, Chopper City Records, of which rapper B.G. is the CEO. Mike was...Read More

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Dolla (rapper)

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Dolla (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009), better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Burton embarked on his music career in 2000, with hip hop group Da Razkalz Cru, under the pseudonym Bucklyte. The group quickly disbanded, and Burton...Read More

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Lele (rapper)

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Lele (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Victor Alexis Rivera Santiago (September 17, 1986 – July 2010), better known by his stage name Lele “El Arma Secreta”, was a Puerto Rican rapper, singer, and songwriter signed to the Rottweilas label. He recorded solo or as part of a duo with partner Endo under Endo & Lele las Armas...Read More

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Magnolia Shorty

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Renetta Yemika Lowe-Bridgewater (September 30, 1982 – December 20, 2010), known by the stage name Magnolia Shorty, was an American rapper in the New Orleans-based bounce music scene. Magnolia Shorty and Ms. Tee (Trishell Williams) were the first women signed to Cash Money Records. Her 1997 debut...Read More

Bad News Brown (musician)

Cause of Death: Shot

Paul Frappier (May 8, 1977 – February 11, 2011), better known by his stage name Bad News Brown (at times, also as BNB and Briz Brown), was a Montreal-based Canadian entertainer, musician, and hip hop MC of Haitian origin. He was known for pairing the sound of his chief instrument, the harmonica,...Read More

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Adán Zapata

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Adán Zapata Morales, or simply Adán Zapata, was a Mexican singer within the genre of hip-hop/rap. He was born and lived in the colony Mexico Lindo in San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo Leon. From 2006 he belonged to the group called Mente En Blanco (MEB), where he was lead vocalist and the one that...Read More

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Lil Phat

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Lil Phat

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Melvin Vernell III (July 25, 1992 – June 7, 2012), better known by his stage name Lil Phat, was an American rapper. Vernell was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He began rapping as a teenager and was signed to Trill Entertainment in 2007 when he was just 14 years old. He is best known for his contribution to the single “Independent” by Webbie. He made a number of guest appearances on Trill Entertainment releases before being killed at the age of 19.

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MC Daleste

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Daniel Pedreira Senna Pellegrine (30 October 1992 – 7 July 2013), better known by his stage name MC Daleste, was a Brazilian funk paulista singer, songwriter and rapper. MC Daleste was born in Penha, São Paulo, Brazil. He began his career in 2009, composing his first funk songs and had his first hit after releasing “Pedra da Exaltação”.

 

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Pavlos Fyssas

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Pavlos Fyssas

Cause of Death: Stabbed

Pavlos Fyssas (10 April 1979 – 18 September 2013), also known by his stage name Killah P (meaning “Killer of the Past”), was a Greek rapper, notable for his participation and performance in musical projects, as well as for his anti-fascist activism. He toured well-known venues in Athens and throughout Greece. He was murdered on 18 September 2013 by a member of the neo-fascist group Golden Dawn.

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Joshua Ribera

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Cause of Death:Stabbed

Joshua Ribera (10 August 1995 – 21 September 2013), performing as Depzman, was a British rapper, considered by some “a leading artist on the UK grime scene.” Joshua featured on some of the largest music channels on YouTube that showcase grime music all across the UK, from JDZMedia, P110 and, the largest out of them all, SB.TV. Ribera was stabbed in the heart outside of a Birmingham nightclub by Armani Mitchell. He was 18 years old.

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Doe B

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Doe B

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Glenn Thomas (June 13, 1991 – December 28, 2013), better known by his stage name Doe B, was an American rapper from Montgomery, Alabama. He was perhaps best known for being signed to fellow American rapper T.I.’s Atlanta-based record label, Hustle Gang. Thomas was also known for his signature...Read More

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The Jacka

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Dominick Newton (August 12, 1977 – February 2, 2015), better known by his stage name The Jacka, was an American rapper from Pittsburg, California.The Jacka began his career as part of the rap group Mob Figaz.He was killed in a shooting in Oakland, California, on February 2, 2015. The murder is currently unsolved.

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Flabba (rapper)

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Cause of Death: Stabbed

Nkululeko Habedi (17 October 1977 – 9 March 2015), professionally known as Flabba, was a South African hip-hop musician. He was a member of the South African hip-hop collective Skwatta Kamp. He was born in Orlando West in Soweto. He later moved to live in Alexandra with his parents. He was part...Read More

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Chinx

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Lionel Du Fon Pickens (December 4, 1983 – May 17, 2015), better known by his stage name Chinx (formerly Chinx Drugz), was an American rapper from Queens, New York. He was a member of the Rockaway Riot Squad alongside fellow slain rapper Stack Bundles. Chinx later joined French Montana’s Coke...Read More

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Bankroll Fresh

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Trentavious Zamon White Sr. (August 2, 1987 – March 4, 2016), better known by his stage name Bankroll Fresh or Yung Fresh, was an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia. Fresh is best known for his 2015 single “Walked In”. He starred in the independent short film Take Over Your Trap in...Read More

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3-2

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Christopher Juel Barriere (July 11, 1972 – November 10, 2016), professionally known as 3-2, was an American rapper from Houston, Texas. He was a member of southern hip hop groups Convicts, Blac Monks, Southside Playaz and Screwed Up Click. He achieved success by his time with Rap-A-Lot Records. Barriere was fatally shot in the head at a gas station in Houston.

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Jimmy Wopo

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Jimmy Wopo

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Travon DaShawn Frank Smart (January 13, 1997 – June 18, 2018), better known by his stage name Jimmy Wopo, was an American rapper from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.Wopo was an affiliate of fellow Pittsburgh-based rapper Wiz Khalifa and his Taylor Gang imprint. He made his first high-profile appearance...Read More

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Smoke Dawg

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Jahvante Jahqwane Sheldon Smart (November 18, 1996 – June 30, 2018), known professionally as Smoke Dawg, was a Canadian rapper, singer and songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. Smoke Dawg was a part of hip hop collective Halal Gang alongside Mustafa the Poet, Puffy L’z, Safe and Mo-G who come together with the Prime Boys to make the supergroup Full Circle. His debut and only studio album Struggle Before Glory was released posthumously in 2018.

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Young Greatness

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Young Greatness

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Theodore Joseph Jones III (September 19, 1984 – October 29, 2018), better known by his stage name Young Greatness, was an American rapper and singer best known for his 2015 single “Moolah”, which peaked at number 85 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. He was shot and killed in 2018. Young Greatness signed to Quality Control Music & Cash Money Records.

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Feis (rapper)

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Faisal Mssyeh (25 January 1986 – 1 January 2019), known professionally as Feis, was a Dutch rapper. He was a member of the Rotterdam rappers’ crew Ecktuh Ecktuh. Feis gained some fame in 2007 when he worked on the song “Klein, Klein Jongetje” from U-Niq. In the same year he was...Read More

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Kevin Fret

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Kevin Fret (June 11, 1994 – January 10, 2019) was a Puerto Rican rapper, singer and the first openly gay male Latin trap artist. He was known for his gender-variant looks. Between 2016 and 2018, Fret participated in singing competitions including La Banda and Solo Tu Voz. He used social media to...Read More

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Nipsey Hussle

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Nipsey Hussle

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Airmiess Joseph Asghedom (August 15, 1985 – March 31, 2019), known professionally as Nipsey Hussle (often stylized as Nipsey Hu$$le), was an American rapper. Emerging from the West Coast hip hop scene in the mid-2000s, Hussle independently released his first mixtape, Slauson Boy Volume 1, to moderate...Read More

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Pop Smoke

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Pop Smoke

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Bashar Barakah Jackson (July 20, 1999 – February 19, 2020), known professionally as Pop Smoke, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was considered by many to be the face of Brooklyn drill. Born and raised in Canarsie, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke began his musical career in late 2018 with his...Read More

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Houdini (rapper)

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Houdini (rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Dimarjio Antonio Jenkins (July 23, 1998 – May 26, 2020), better known by his stage name Houdini, was a Canadian rapper from Toronto, Ontario. He first gained recognition from his certified gold single “Late Nights” which contained vocal features from Burna Bandz and was released in 2017....Read More

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Huey (rapper)

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Lawrence Franks Jr. (September 12, 1987 – June 25, 2020), better known by his stage name Huey, was an American rapper from St. Louis, Missouri. Originally signed to Jive Records, Franks was best known for his 2006 debut single, “Pop, Lock & Drop It”. Lawrence Franks Jr. was born on September 12, 1987, in Kinloch, Missouri, where he was raised. He moved to the Walnut Park neighborhood of St. Louis when he was five and returned to St. Louis County as a teenager.

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King Von

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King Von

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Dayvon Daquan Bennett (August 9, 1994 – November 6, 2020), known professionally as King Von, was an American rapper and serial killer from Chicago, Illinois. He had multiple bodies against his opps. He was signed to Lil Durk’s record label Only the Family and Empire Distribution. On November...Read More

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MO3 (rapper)

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Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Melvin Abdul Noble Jr. (May 31, 1992 – November 11, 2020), better known by his stage name MO3, was an American rapper and singer best known for his 2019 collaboration “Errybody” with Boosie Badazz. His joint album with longtime associate Boosie Badazz (BadAzz Mo3) peaked at number 136...Read More

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Young Dolph

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Young Dolph

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. (July 27, 1985 – November 17, 2021), better known by his stage name Young Dolph, was an American rapper. In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis, which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart. He was featured on O.T. Genasis’s hit single...Read More

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Drakeo the Ruler

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Cause of Death: Stabbed

Darrell Wayne Caldwell (December 1, 1993 – December 18, 2021), known professionally as Drakeo the Ruler, was an American rapper and songwriter. He was known for his flow, as well as his “oddly expressive, poetic word-choices”, leading the Los Angeles Times to call him “the most original West Coast stylist in decades”. His fourth mixtape, Cold Devil, has been streamed over 10 million times.

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Snootie Wild

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Snootie Wild

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

LePreston Porter (April 23, 1985 – February 26, 2022), better known by his stage name Snootie Wild, was an American rapper and singer. He was best known for his first single, “Yayo”, whose success helped launch his career. The song charted in the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs...Read More

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Einar (Rapper)

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Einar (Rapper)

Cause of Death: Shot and killed

Nils Kurt Erik Einar Grönberg (5 September 2002 – 21 October 2021), who was commonly known as Einár, was a Swedish rapper. He released four albums, two of which topped the Swedish album chart. In 2019, he won the Musikförläggarnas pris for Breakthrough of the Year and in 2020 he won two Grammys,...Read More

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