If anyone passes in the public domain, it generates a lot of interest from the public and the newspapers. This is especially the case when young people have died as people are often surprised when someone has died before their period. Although there are actors who have died at a young age from many various aspects of the film world, the hip-hop world has some big stars who have died unexpectedly and in surprising circumstances. Some perished from an injury, and some were injured in a horrific event or violent act.
Over the years, hip hop has missed many amazing talents. Musicians of all stripes and styles tend to abandon us in their youth, be it from waste, tragedy or any unfortunate way.
The Big Hawk:
John Edwards Hawkins was a rapper who was born on November 15, 1969, in Houston , Texas. With the stage name Big Hawk, he was well known. He was, though, also recognized as the Fucked Up Click Hawk, H.A.W.K., and Five Star General. The latter is since, along with the late D.J. Screw, he was one of the founding members of the rap collective Fucked Up Touch. During his career, between 2000 and 2008, he recorded five solo records, two of which were issued posthumously. On May 1, 2006, at the age of 36, Big Hawk was shot dead on Redfern Drive, Houston. At the scene Major Hawk was proclaimed dead. There were no shooting witnesses and the investigators were unable to identify a perpetrator or motivation for the attack. He murdered his pal, Fat Pat, eight years ago.
As the hip-hop industry continues to lament Juice W.R.L.D.’s demise, his passing sheds light not only on the impact of the opioid epidemic within the hip-hop environment, but also on a wider pattern of rapers dying prematurely-several before their 30th birthdays. If the opioid epidemic plays an omnipresent role in popular music, so aggression does. Although several big rappers have rapped in their songs about aggression to some degree, the overwhelming majority have often claimed that aggression is more of a dream in their music than the truth of their lives. For some of the best stars of hip-hop, nevertheless, the brutality became too intense and eventually contributed to their murders.
- The musician-whose full name was Jarad A. Higgins-died at the age of 21 from a seizure in December 2019.
- Born in Chicago, Illinois in 1998, Juice Wrld was raised by his single mother and is identified as a devout and traditional woman who has not allowed him to listen to hip hop.
- Who is Juice Wrld? In 2018, when single Lucid Dreams ranked at No.2 on the Billboard Hot 100 list and No.10 on the official U.K. list, he began rapping in school yet grew to prominence.
- Juice W.R.L.D. spoke about consuming weed in 2018 and Xanax, an anti-anxiety treatment.
Born Lesane Parish Crooks, Tupac Shakur, also identified as 2Pac and Makaveli (June 16, 1971-September 13, 1996), is by far the most prominent dead rapper in all of the hip-hop culture, whose death to this day remains a mystery. A leader of West Coast and gangsta rap, Tupac was well-known for his nuanced and deep lyrics as well as commenting on social and political problems at a period when it was not popular for gangsta rappers to do so.
On the night of September 7, 1996, Shakur was captured on the Las Vegas Blvd.
Christopher Wallace (May 21, 1972-March 9, 1997), most generally referred to as The Infamous B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or Biggie, was also one of the greatest stars of rap that died too early. Known for its dynamic style and seamless movement,
They shot and killed him in Los Angeles on March 9, 1997. Although Tupac and other West Coast rappers became outspoken about his feud, no one has been convicted of his murder, and his death remains unexplained.