List of 15 Dead Rappers You Should Know About

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List of 15 Dead Rappers You Should Know About

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Death is Certain. Today, we will be looking at some famous dead rappers who died as a result of shootings. We will look at their career, their short bio, and social media presence. 

List of 15 Dead Rappers You Should Know About

Death is Certain. The two things that can’t be beaten in this world are death and taxes. No matter how famous, rich, and great you are at what you do, you will eventually die.

Our list today will look at 15 famous dead rappers who were brutally shot and killed. We will look at their short bio, career, and social media presence. Let’s begin, shall we?

Young Dolph:

First and foremost, we have Young Dolph on our dead rappers’ list. He is one of the most famous/followed rappers on our list. He was born on 27th July 1985 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

His actual name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. He began his career in 2006, and his career ended in 2021 when he was brutally shot in Memphis, Tennessee, on 17th November 2021. His age was around 36 years at the time of his death.

Besides being a rapper, he was also a songwriter. Some of his famous albums/songs are “King of Memphis,” “Bulletproof,” “Thinking Out Loud,” “Role Model,” “Dum and Dummer,” “Rich Slave,” and many others.

Dolph’s Instagram account has around 4.8 million+ followers at @youngdolph, around 5.3 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at Young Dolph, and more than 232,000 followers on SoundCloud at Young Dolph.

The Notorious B.I.G.:

Second, on our dead rappers’ list is The Notorious B.I.G., whose age was around 24 years as he died. His actual name was Christopher George Latore Wallace.

He was born on 21st May 1972 in New York City, New York, USA. He began his career in 1992 and ended in 1997 with his life, after he was shot and died of bullet wounds on 9th March 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Wallace was also a songwriter and music producer. His famous releases are “Ready to Die,” “Life After Death,” “Conspiracy,” “Born Again,” “The King & I,” and many others.

He had around 1 million+ followers on Instagram at @thenotoriousbig, more than 17.4 million monthly listeners on Spotify at The Notorious B.I.G., and more than 141,000 followers on SoundCloud at Notorious B.I.G.

King Von:

This dead rapper was born on 9th August 1994 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. His age was around 26 years at the time of his death. His actual name was Dayvon Daquan Bennett.

His career started in 2018, and just after two years in 2020, he died of bullet wounds during a shootout on 6th November 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Some of his famous albums/songs are “Welcome to O’Block,” “What It Means To Be King,” “Unreleased,” “Crazy Story,” “How It Go,” and many others. He was also a songwriter.

His Instagram account has 3.3 million+ followers at @kingvonfrmdao, he has more than 8.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify at King Von, and his SoundCloud account has around 470,000+ followers at King Von.

Pop Smoke:

Smoke’s real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson. He was born on 20th July 1999 in New York City, USA. His age was around 20 years at the time of his death.

Bashar began his musical career in 2018, and in 2020, during an armed house robbery, robbers shot him thrice on 19th February 2020 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

His famous albums/songs are “Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon,” “Faith,” “Invincible,” “For the Night,” “Dior,” “What You Know Bout Love,” and several others. He was also a songwriter.

This dead rapper’s Instagram account has 3.8 million+ followers at @realpopsmoke, his Spotify account has around 25 million+ monthly listeners on Spotify at Pop Smoke, and he has 869,000+ SoundCloud followers at POP SMOKE.

Tupac Shakur:

Tupac Shakur’s age was around 25 years when he died. He was born on 16th June 1971 in New York City, USA. His actual was Lesane Parish Crooks. He was also a songwriter.

Shakur’s career started in 1989 and ended in 1996 when he became a victim of a drive-by homicide on 13th September 1996 in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

Besides being a rapper, he was also a songwriter and actor. His famous releases are “2Pacalypse Now” “Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z…” “Me Against The World,” “All Eyez On Me,” and many others.

He had more than 6.5 million followers on his Instagram account at @2pac, more than 20.1 million monthly listeners on Spotify at 2Pac, and almost 400 followers on SoundCloud at Tupac Shakur.

Charizma:

Charizma was interested in rap from a young age (from his high school, to be precise). His age was around 20 years when he died. He was born on 6th July 1973 in San Jose, California, USA.

His actual name was Charles Edward Hicks Jr. On 16th December 1993 in East Palo Alto, California, someone came near his car and brutally shot him in the chest, killing him.

Hicks Jr. began his career in 1987, and his career ended in 1993 with his life. Some of his famous albums/songs are “M-Town EP,” “Big Shots,” “Big Shots Bonus EP,” and many others.

This dead rapper has around 1.1 million+ followers on Instagram at @charizma_official, more than 20 monthly listeners on Spotify at Charizma, and around 100+ followers on SoundCloud at Lil Charizma.

MO3:

The seventh on our dead rappers’ list is MO3, whose actual name is Melvin Abdul Noble Jr. He was born on 31st May 1992 in McKinney, Texas, USA. His age was 28 years at the time of his death.

On 11th November 2020, in Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas, a car was chasing Melvin, and when they approached him, they shot him multiple times, thus, he died. His career began in 2014 and ended in 2020 with his life.

Besides being a rapper, he was also a songwriter and singer. Some of his famous releases are “Badazz MO3,” “Shottaz 4Eva'” “Hold Ya Tongue,” “All The Way Down,” “Everything,” “Gangsta Love,” “Letter To My Mama,” and many others.

His Instagram account has more than 929,000 followers at @hotboymo3, his Spotify account has around 1.4 million+ monthly listeners at MO3, and his SoundCloud account has around 95,800+ followers at Mo3.

Sabotage:

His age was around 29 years at the time of his death. This dead rapper was born on 13th April 1973 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. His actual name was Mauro Mateus dos Santos.

Just like many other dead rappers on our list, someone shot Mauro four times, resulting in his death on 24th January 2003. He was also a songwriter, besides being a rapper.

Sabotage’s career started in 1989 and ended in 2003 when he died. His famous releases are “Rap É Compromisso!” “Uma Luz Que Nunca Irá se Apagar” “Rap é o Hino que Me Mantém Vivo” “Sabotage” and many others.

His Instagram account has around 802,000+ followers at @sabotageoficial, his Spotify account has 31,500+ monthly listeners at Sabotage, and his SoundCloud account has more than 700 followers at Sabotage.

Eazy-E:

His real name is Eric Lynn Wright. He was born on 7th September 1964 in Compton, California, USA. On 26th March 1995 in Los Angeles, California, USA. His age was 30 years when he died.

Eazy-E began his career in 1987, and his career ended in 1995 with his life. The cause of his death became AIDS-induced pneumonia. Some of his notable releases are “Eazy-Duz-It,” “Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton,” and many others.

This dead rapper’s Instagram account has 233,000+ followers at @eazye, his Spotify account has 4.1 million+ monthly listeners at Eazy-E, and his SoundCloud account has 54,600+ followers at Eazy-e.

Proof:

He was born on 2nd October 1973 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. His actual name is DeShaun Dupree Holton. He began his career in 1994 and was active for about 12 years.

On 11th April 2006 in Detroit, Michigan, this rapper became a dead rapper at the age of 32 due to gunshots. His famous releases are “Anywhere EP,” “Electric Coolaid Acid Testing EP,” “I Miss The Hip-Hop Shop,” and many others.

Proof had around 110,000+ followers on Instagram at @profproof, more than 49,000 monthly listeners on Spotify at Proof, and almost 800 followers on SoundCloud at Proof.

Lele:

He was born on 17th September 1986 in Carolina, Peurto Rico. His actual name was Victor Alexis Rivera Santiago. His age was only 23 years at the time of his death.

Lele began his career in 2003, and on 1st July 2010, he was killed. Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter and singer. Some of his famous albums/songs are “Into Secret Family,” “Q Pasara,” “Corazon Vacio,” and many others.

This dead rapper’s Instagram account has around 310,000+ followers at @lelegraph, his Spotify account has around 12,000+ monthly listeners at Lele, and his SoundCloud account has more than 5 followers at Lele.

Houdini:

Just like the magician Houdini, he was a magician in his profession. But his fate had other plans. His birth date is 23rd July 1998, and his birthplace is Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

His age was around 21 years at the time of his death. On 26th May 2020 in Toronto, Ontario, someone shot him. He began his career in 2016, and his career ended in 2020.

Some of his notable releases are “Late Nights” “Myself” “Backseats” “Levels” and many others. He was also a songwriter, besides being a rapper.

Houdini’s Instagram account has around 144,000+ followers at @houdini, his Spotify account has 339,000+ monthly listeners at Houdini, and his SoundCloud account has 20,200+ followers at Houdini.

Smoke Dawg:

His actual name was Jahvante Jahqwane Sheldon Smart. His age was 21 years when he died. He was born on 18th November 1996 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He began his career in 2013.

On 30th June 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, he was shot and killed by anonymous killers. Some of his famous releases are “Still” “Trap House” “Flippin'” “Count It Up” “Snow” and many others.

Smoke had around 64,600+ followers on Instagram at @smokedawg, more than 77,200 monthly listeners on Spotify at Smoke Dawg, and around 9,000+ followers on SoundCloud at Smoke Dawg.

Big L:

This dead rapper died on 15th February 1999 in New York City, USA. His actual name was Lamont Coleman. Coleman began his career in 1992 and his career ended in 1999 with his life.

Besides being a rapper, he is also a songwriter and music producer. During a drive-by homicide, someone shot him about 9 times resulting in his death. His famous releases are “Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous” “The Big Picture” and many others.

He had more than 40,500 followers on Instagram at @bigl_139, more than 1.7 million monthly listeners on Spotify at Big L, and around 8,700+ followers on SoundCloud at Big L.

Yaki Kadafi:

He was born on 9th October 1977 in New York City, USA. His real name is Yafeu Akiyele Fula. This dead rapper died on 10th November 1996 in Orange, New Jersey, USA, at the age of 19, someone killed him.

Kadafi began his career in 1994 and his career ended in 1996 with his life. Some of his famous releases are “Son Rize Vol. 1” “Still I Rise” and many others. He is also a songwriter.

Yaki’s Instagram account has around 45,300+ followers at @yakikadafi, his Spotify account has no listeners yet at Yaki Kadafi, but his SoundCloud account has 30+ followers at Yaki Kadafi 3.

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