Gone, But Not Forgotten: A Gallery Of 15 Hip-Hop Figureheads Who Were Shot In Cold Blood

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A Gallery Of Rappers And Hip-Hop Luminaries Who Were Murdered

Sadly, violence in the music industry has become all too common, especially in the 90’s when rap beef reached it’s peak with the passing of The Notorious B.I.G. and his rival, Tupac Shakur. While those two MCs might be the most notable names, several rappers lost their lives to gun fire in the years following their death.

Turn the page to take a look at the other beloved entertainers who are no longer with us due to senseless violence.

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The Game

Jayceon Taylor’s body absorbed 5 slugs when the house he was selling drugs from was robbed.

50 Cent

Curtis Jackson famously took 9 bullets when his enemies tried to end his life in Queens, NY.

Big L

The Harlem rapper was on the cusp of stardom when he was gunned down by men who mistook him for his older brother.

Beanie Sigel

Dwight Grant was shot in New Jersey shortly after taking his children to school while gunmen were looking to harm another unidentified man.

Freaky Tah

The Lost Boyz hype man lost his life after being shot in the back of the head while exiting a friends birthday party.

Scott La Rock

The BDP co-founder was killed while trying to diffuse a beef his friend D-Nice had with some men who had attacked him.

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    Notorious B.I.G.

    Brooklyn’s king was tragically killed in Los Angeles while leaving a VIBE magazine party.


    The Georgia rapper was gunned down while leaving a studio session

    Lil Wayne

    The “Greatest rapper alive” accidentally shot himself when he was 12 and was driven to the hospital by a police office.

    Soulja Slim

    The New Orleans legend was shot three times in the face on his mother’s front lawn on the day before Thanksgiving in 2003.


    Eminem’s BFF was gunned down after a beef at a Detroit nightclub called the CCC that was notorious for violence.

    Magnolia Shorty

    The femcee was shot dead while sitting in her car in New Orleans by a drug dealer named “Man Man”.

    Mac Dre

    The legendary Bay Area rapper was killed in Kansas City, MO while riding in a van after a beef over payment at a night club.

    Tupac Shakur

    The controversial rapper was infamously gunned down in Las Vegas while riding with Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight.

    The Fresh Prince

    Ok, so Will Smith the person was never actually shot, but the character he played on ‘The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” was shot during an armed robbery.

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