Rappers We’ve Lost in 2019 So Far

Rappers We’ve Lost in 2019 So Far

More than just musicians, these emcees were
philanthropists, entrepreneurs, and in some cases, mothers and fathers. Though their lives were tragically cut short,
they left behind not only musical legacies, but also a lasting impact on their communities. These are the rappers we’ve lost in 2019. Nipsey Hussle, born Ermias Asghedom, was highly-regarded
for his 2018 Grammy-nominated album Victory Lap, but his business acumen and philanthropy
work were just as important. After all, it’s not everyday that you hear
of someone selling their mixtapes for $100 apiece while opening STEM centers for the
youth of Los Angeles. The 33-year-old was outside his store, The
Marathon Clothing, on March 31st, 2019 when he was fatally shot. By Monday, April 1, 2019 the LAPD identified
a possible suspect in the shooting, who escaped the scene with the help of “an unidentified
female” accomplice, according to CNN. As of the making of this video, they were
both still at large. Hussle warned fans about violent gang culture
in February in an interview with HOT 97. “I understand gang culture is global now. I don’t really agree with it. I’m like, ‘Man, be careful. Don’t open that can of worms, for real.'” He is survived by two children and his longtime
girlfriend, actress Lauren London. England lost a rising hip-hop star on February
9th, 2019. That morning, rapper Cadet, whose real name
is Blaine Johnson, tragically passed in a car crash. Cadet was en route to a performance at a UK
college when the taxi he was traveling in collided with a van. Cadet passed at the scene, according to a
police statement. Cadet was apparently just starting to attract
widespread attention. Fellow musician Example tweeted after learning
of Cadet’s passing, “Was chatting to [him] only last week about
how excited [he was] for some festivals this summer.” Music producer Manny Norte tweeted that the
28-year-old “couldn’t stop smiling” at all of the opportunities he had been getting before
his passing, adding, “RIP Cadet.” Puerto Rican rapper Kevin Fret was once described
as “Latin Trap’s first openly gay pioneer” by Paper magazine. His track “Soy Asi,” which translates to “I’m
this way,” has earned more than 3 million views on YouTube. But before he could really spread his message,
he was tragically gunned down. Fret was shot in the early hours of January
10th, 2019 as he was riding his motorcycle through Puerto Rico. The 24-year-old was then transported to a
hospital, where he passed. His manager Eduardo Rodriguez said in a statement
following the shooting, “Kevin was an artistic soul, a big-hearted
dreamer. His passion was music, and still had a lot
to do. This violence must stop. There are no words that describe the feeling
we have and the pain that causes us to know that a person with so many dreams has to go. We must all unite in these difficult times,
and ask for much peace for our beloved Puerto Rico.” Police have yet to arrest any suspects, as
of the making of this video. Tikey Patterson, who went by “Trap House,”
was seen as a legend in Phoenix, Arizona. Over the course of his 10-year career, he
made a name for himself after opening for 50 Cent, E-40 and Nas. He was also known for his philanthropic efforts. Justus Samuel, founder of local label Respect
The Underground, told the Phoenix New Times, “He was more than a leader in the music community. He was a leader in the urban community. He just had a voice, and he used it.” Sadly, Trap House was diagnosed with Stage
4 pancreatic cancer in the summer of 2018, which has a survival rate of 3 percent. A GoFundMe was soon created to help raise
money for his medical fees and living expenses while going through treatment, but he lost
his battle with the disease just months later, on January 19, 2019. He was only 35 years old. If you were to ask a hip hop fan who their
favorite battle rappers are, there’s a good chance they’d have Tech 9 on their list. The Philadelphian, born Akeem Mickens, could
go toe-to-toe with anyone. Unfortunately, his life was cut short at the
age of 32. His death was first announced by a friend,
fellow battle rapper Buttah From-Da Block, on March 25th, 2019 through Facebook. Buttah told Newsweek, “Unfortunately we haven’t fully figured the
cause of his passing we are still waiting on the autopsy. We are praying that it was natural causes. He had no signs of harm done to his body.” While he never achieved mainstream success,
Tech 9 counted some of the biggest stars in the music industry as fans, some of whom quickly
took to social media to mourn his passing. Kendrick Lamar tweeted, “Condolences to the family of the late great
Tech9 of philly. Rest well.” And Lupe Fiasco posted, “Rip Tech 9… one of the most entertaining
battle rappers.” Nina Ross Da Boss was Tampa, Florida’s best
kept secret. She had tens of thousands of fans, a trove
of catchy singles and freestyles, and popular mixtapes like 2012’s “The Only S— Poppin.” It’s a real shame that the rest of the world
didn’t get to know her. Nina, whose real name was Jimmiel Spillman-Ingram,
was the one of the victims of a double homicide that occurred on January 8th, 2019. WFLA reported that details were limited, but
that the rapper had been with an unidentified male when she was fatally shot. The station added that Spillman-Ingram’s car
“was found crashed into a nearby home and caused some minor damage.” The case is still open as of the making of
this video. The 31-year-old is survived by six children,
who ranged in age from 2 months old to 11 years old at the time of her passing. “Song for You” rapper Willie Bo, also known
as Willie McCoy, had just gotten back to his native California from a tour when he was
shot by six police officers. According to police, they responded to a call
on February 9th, 2019, regarding an “unresponsive” man in the drive-thru of a Vallejo Taco Bell
and arrived to find Bo lying in his car with a gun on his lap. Police say that they tried to open his door,
but it was locked. They positioned vehicles behind Bo’s car as
it was still in drive. However, the 21-year-old became alert, at
which point the officers started to yell commands, such as “show me your hands.” Instead, they say, Bo reached for his gun,
resulting in police firing their weapons at him. According to the Guardian, Bo was hit 25 times,
including in the face and chest. He passed at the scene. Bo’s family has rejected that story, telling
the media that body cam footage shows that he was never actually alert. They plan to file a lawsuit against the officers
and police department.

Comments (100)

  1. RIP to all these talented performers we lost far too soon.

  2. we lost one of the best raper's in the word Nipsey just know he will always be up in hev Nipsey we are always thinking about you love u be save up there😢

  3. ኒያሲ ሁሱሌ የሆነው ጩኸት እስከሞተበት ጊዜ ድረስ ማን እንደነበረ አላውቅም ነበር ፣ አልጮኸም በጭራሽ የእሱ አድናቂ አይደለሁም ፡፡ እሱ ያንን ሕይወት አልመረጠውም ለእሱ አዝኛለሁ ፡፡

  4. 25 shots fired???? Get the fuck outta here….RIP

  5. 😂🤣👌🏻💪🏻

  6. Kevin Fret is a fake flexer I found the same diamonds that it was eating (yes I called it an it) on amazon

  7. You may be a king or a street sweeper but everyone dances with the Grimm reaper

  8. Yo I’m tired of this cops killing us for no reason 25 times there was no need for 25 times that’s stupid all my black out there who feel the same way we can’t let these cops kill us because of the color of our skin we all bleed the same this is childish I’m not racist I’m just angry now I know we got some black people who killed white people but it’s because y’all drove us this far y’all have a blessed night

  9. I used to coach Willie Bo … Vallejo Raiders!!! Nothing but love for this kid and his family… rest well

  10. Tech 9 died of suicide


  12. Ahaha gay guy got shot

  13. I am so sorry for the loss of this rappers

  14. The world is a better place without scum like them

  15. MLB MLB where you at we need hlep in the Hood Community

  16. Rip they all fly high 🙏🙏🙏

  17. Rip nipsey hussle

  18. 0:17 Nipsey Hussle
    1:14 Cadet
    1:46 Kevin Fret
    2:36 Trap House

  19. Rip bushwick bill

  20. I love it when people get what's coming to them.

  21. Take ads off this video


  22. Rip cadet💔🙏

  23. R.I.P all of the rappers

    The police nowadays need to rot in hell with Satan and everyeveryone who killed the rappers RESPECT

  24. Nipsey looks like a jihadist lol

  25. Why do people die at a very young age I hate that I am crying all of them rest in peace we love you people you may enjoy your life in heaven have a good life

  26. Wait.. Spanish James Charles.

  27. That’s why you listen to cops man 25x that’s more than my collection of cars and I have 10

  28. Where’s jayo sama

  29. team Tech 9 forever

  30. RIP 🤧🤧🤧🤧💔💔💔💔💔

  31. RIP cadet and nipsey hussle legends

  32. Y'all forgot Mac Miller

  33. Yo imagine being on drugs passed out and waking up. Anyone who’s ever used and passed out knows damn well u wake up gone as fuck at first. Homie prob thought he was bouta be chopped by opposition if he really did raise his gun or try to however I don’t believe he did.

  34. Did she use the same date for everyone of them?

  35. The last guy was reaching for the door handle and they thought it was his gun

  36. Okay you know that no city especially in South America is going to have some flaming gay gangster rapper talking shit and walking around saying he's from this city. He had to go!!!!

  37. Where is xxxtentacion

  38. Man that willie mckoy shooting was sad. U could tell dude woke up all barred and leaned out, totally out of it, to 6 cops with guns drawn in his face and he realized he had his gun on his lap and probably glanced at it or went to try and hide it, still halfway asleep not knowing wtf is going on. Those were just scared cops that shoot at the sight of a gun

  39. I can't wait to hear of the death of those that have stolen my songs. God help me!!!

  40. Police seeing a gun in someone lap gives them a reason to want to shot and get away with it

  41. It’s sad yeah but tbh I never heard of any of them except nipssey

  42. Shot 25 times? They really wanted him dead

  43. You missing camren Boyce 🖤💔

  44. The gay dude probably got shot because he was gay

  45. 25 times? I think that’s a little overkill

  46. How the hell are u gonna shoot someone 25 times??

  47. GOOD RIDDANCE…I'll be so happy when they get rid of all these rappers. They don't have anything that help to make the world a BETTER place. Thank goodness their gone!

  48. This shit is just depressing 😔
    I just hope they’re in a better world.

  49. Rest in Peace King Nipsey 💯

  50. Wait i saw trap house on judge faith the other day 😳🤔

  51. I really HATE this tittle. It’s like saying someone else famous is going to die this year. They need to change it ASAP and just wait until 2019 is over

  52. Not enough, all of the scumbags need to die.

  53. Idfc about the gay one


  55. I wrote a comment to tech n9ne but it was a rapper called tech 9. 😂 rest well tho

  56. What about XXXTENTACION????

    He is a legend and dies at 20.

  57. hella sketchy 🙁

  58. Rest in peace rappers

  59. Tekashi won’t make it in 2019 rappers dead so far rip

  60. Rappers wonder why they get killed ? In all their videos they are flashing off big stacks of money, no wonder they get their selfs killed.

  61. I still say cadet was killed.

  62. Feb 9 is my birthday

  63. Cadet was murdered by the Gang Gang Police, F their statement!!! In addition Blood Sacrificed for the snake cousin Krept and the industries 2019 Ritual!!!

  64. Yeah felt nothing for Kevin fret and who will not lol i welcome the hate comments

  65. Long Live Nip The Great 💪🏾🏁


  67. The marathon continues

  68. Lauran London was Nipsey’s wife not girlfriend RIP

  69. Willie Bo was murdered! the police could've and should've handled that situation better. It was a WELFARE check for goodness sake. sidenote: funny, NO police were harmed but they feared for their lives.

  70. You know what although I didn't really listen to this music,I really respected some of these artists.

  71. 1:59 you see that?

  72. every year good rapper dies 😭

  73. Nipsey killed = bad
    Cadet killed = bad
    Kevin killed = very good
    Trap house killed = bad
    Tech9 killed = bad
    Nina ross killed = bad
    Willie killed = bad

  74. We lose all of our favorite rappers, but please not snoop dogg and Kendrick Lamar

  75. Gotta add MGK now 😔✊😪

  76. There was no January 10 in 2019

  77. Rip Nipsey the best rapper ever we all love you 💜💜💜💙💙💙♥️♥️♥️💜💜💜💙💙💙♥️♥️♥️

  78. In 30 years a lot of good rappers will be gone I just want to be able to meet one of them it would be a dream

  79. When was the last time you heard a country music artist getting killed by another country music artist? I wonder why? 🤔

  80. XXXtentacion died on 2018 but he should still be remembered

  81. nobody knew these underground people did they all i knew was snoops son

  82. Nobody talk about x

  83. Cadet died on my bday😢

  84. dang they did wille bo down bad.

  85. And my friend daijon who was shot 2weeks ago he wanted to be a raper

  86. They said SO FAR that means there could be more ppl dieing

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