Rappers in Music History

Events in Music


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1993-10-31 Rapper Tupac Shakur charged with aggravated assault

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 1994-04-19 "Illmatic" debut studio album by US rapper Nas is released

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1998-03-09 Dr. Dre's Aftermath Entertainment signs then unknown rapper Eminem

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre

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1999-12-01 Rapper Jay-Z stabs record executive Lance "Un" Rivera at a night club in New York

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

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2001-01-04 Rapper Vanilla Ice spends night in jail after allegedly ripping out some of his wife's hair during a row

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

Music concertMusic Concert

2012-04-15 Hologram of late rapper Tupac features on stage with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella music festival

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre

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2013-05-03 The Palmetto Playground in Brooklyn is renamed after Beastie Boys' rapper Adam Yauch

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch
  • 2017-02-22 Jay-Z becomes 1st rapper to be inducted into Songwriters Hall of Fame alongside Max Martin, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis
  • 2017-08-03 Rapper Kidd Creole arrested and charged for stabbing to death a homeless man in New York City
  • 2017-10-07 Rapper Nelly arrested for rape in Auburn, Washington
  • 2017-10-26 National Party of New Zealand found guilty of breaching the copyright of rapper Eminem's publisher and ordered to pay $413,000 for use of the song “Eminem Esque”

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2018-04-16 Kendrick Lamar is the first rapper and non classical or jazz musician to win the Pulitzer Prize for music with his album "Damn"

Singer-songwriter and Rapper Kendrick Lamar
Singer-songwriter and Rapper
Kendrick Lamar

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2018-07-03 Cardi B becomes first female rapper to get two number one US Billboard hits, with "I Like It" with Bad Bunny and J Balvin

Rapper Cardi B
Rapper
Cardi B
  • 2018-07-05 English rapper Stormzy announces partnership with Penguin Books, an imprint called #Merky Books

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2018-09-07 Rappers Cardi B and Nicki Minaj come to physical blows at a New York Fashion event

Rapper & Singer Nicki Minaj
Rapper & Singer
Nicki Minaj
Rapper Cardi B
Rapper
Cardi B

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2018-09-29 Rapper Kanye West announces on Twitter he is changing his name to Ye

Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • 2019-01-12 Missy Eliot is the first female rapper to be inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame
  • 2019-02-03 Rapper 21 Savage arrested by US immigration for overstaying his visa

Music AwardsGrammy Awards 2019

2019-02-10 61st Grammy Awards: Childish Gambino first rapper to win Best Song and Best Record for "This Is America", best album "Golden Hour" Kacey Musgraves

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Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards
Cardi B at the 2019 Grammy Awards
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  • 2019-03-31 Rapper and activist Nipsey Hussle fatally shot outside his clothing store in Los Angeles
  • 2019-06-03 Jay-Z named the world's first billionaire rapper by Forbes magazine
  • 2019-08-14 American rapper ASAP Rocky found guilty of assault in Stockholm and given a suspended sentence

Birthdays in Music

Birthdays 1 - 100 of 298

  • 1958-02-16 Ice-T [Tracy Marrow], American rapper and actor (New Jack City, Tank Girl, Crazy Six), born in Newark, New Jersey

Person of interestFlavor Flav

1959-03-16 Flavor Flav [William Drayton Jr], American rapper and reality TV star (Public Enemy), born in Roosevelt, New York

Rapper & TV star Flavor Flav
Rapper & TV star
Flavor Flav
  • 1959-08-09 Kurtis Blow [Walker], American rapper (Krushgroove - "The Breaks"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1960-08-01 Chuck D [Chuck Ridenhour], US rapper (Public Enemy), born in Queens, New York
  • 1961-05-15 Melle Mel [Melvin Glover], American rapper (Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1961-08-02 Cold 187um [Gregory Fernan Hutchison], American rapper (Above the Law), born in Pomona, California
  • 1962-03-30 M C Hammer [Stanley Kirk Burrell], rapper (Hammer Time), born in Oakland, California
  • 1963-01-26 Jazzie B [Beresford Romeo], English rapper (Soul II Soul - "Feel Free"), born in Hornsey, London, England

Person of interestCoolio

1963-08-01 Coolio [Artis Leon Ivey Jr.], American rapper (Gangsta's Paradise), born in Monessen Pennsylvania

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio
  • 1963-08-12 Sir Mix A Lot [Anthony Ray], American rapper (Baby Got Back), born in Auburn, Washington
  • 1963-09-07 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper, born in Compton, California (d. 1995)
  • 1964-02-29 Jahred Shane, Afro-Brazilian rapper/singer of Hed PE
  • 1964-03-10 Neneh Cherry, Swedish singer-songwriter and rapper (Money Love), born in Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1964-04-05 Christopher "Kid" Reid, American rapper (Kid 'n Play)
  • 1964-11-14 Joseph "Run" Simmons, American rapper and minister (Run-D.M.C. - "Walk This Way"), born in NYC, New York
  • 1965-01-15 Derek B, British rapper (Bullet from a Gun), born in London, United Kingdom (d. 2009)
  • 1965-01-22 "DJ Jazzy" Jeff [Townes], American rapper (Parents Just Don't Understand), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestDr. Dre

1965-02-18 Dr. Dre [Andre Romelle Young], American rapper & record producer (Still D.R.E., The Next Episode), born in Compton, California

Rapper and Record Producer Dr. Dre
Rapper and Record Producer
Dr. Dre
  • 1965-04-16 Gerardo [Mejía], Ecuadorian-American rapper, born in Guayaquil
  • 1965-08-20 KRS-One [Lawrence Parker], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1965-11-22 Sen Dog [Senen Reyes], Cuban-American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • 1966-03-04 Grand Puba, American rapper
  • 1966-04-28 Too Short [Todd Shaw], American rapper, born in South Central Los Angeles, California
  • 1966-08-22 GZA [Gary Grice], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-09-27 Jovanotti [Lorenzo Cherubini], Italian singer-songwriter and rapper, born in Rome
  • 1966-11-04 Kool Rock-ski [Damon Wimbley], American rapper (Fat Boys - "Jail House Rap"), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1966-12-04 Masta Ace [Duval Clear], American rapper (Born To Roll), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1967-01-01 Tim Dog, American rapper
  • 1967-01-18 MC Tab [Sharon Richard], American rapper, born in NYC, New York
  • 1967-04-12 Mellow Man Ace [Ulpiano Reyes], Cuban-American rapper and actor (Only the Strong), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • 1967-04-29 Master P, American rapper
  • 1967-05-10 Young MC [Marvin Young], British American rapper (Bust a Move), born in London, England
  • 1967-05-18 Rob Base [Ginyard], American rapper (Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - "It Takes Two"), born in Harlem, New York
  • 1967-05-24 Heavy D [Dwight Errington Myers], Jamaican-American rapper, born in Mandeville, Middlesex (d. 2011)

Person of interestVanilla Ice

1967-10-31 Vanilla Ice [Robert Van Winkle], American rapper (Ice Ice Baby) and actor (Cool as Ice), born in Miami, Florida

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice
  • 1967-11-15 E-40 [Earl Stevens], American rapper, born in Vallejo, California

Person of interestLL Cool J

1968-01-14 LL Cool J [James Todd Smith], American rapper (Bigger and Deffer), born in Bay Shore, New York

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J
  • 1968-01-27 Tricky, English rapper
  • 1968-01-28 Rakim [William Michael Griffin, Jr.], American rapper
  • 1968-05-13 PMD [Parrish J. Smith], American rapper (EPMD), from Brentwood, New York
  • 1968-06-10 The D.O.C. [Tracy Curry], American rapper and producer (N.W.A.), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1968-07-20 Kool G Rap [Nathaniel Thomas Wilson], American rapper, born in Queens, New York
  • 1968-09-10 Big Daddy Kane [Antonio Hardy], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1968-09-17 Lord Jamar [Lorenzo Dechalus], American rapper (Brand Nubian), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • 1968-09-18 Cappadonna [Darryl Hill], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Staten Island, New York
  • 1968-09-21 Trugoy [David Jolicoeur], American rapper and producer (De La Soul), born in Brooklyn, New York

Person of interestWill Smith

1968-09-25 Will Smith, American rapper ("Parents Just Don't Understand") and actor (Men in Black, Independence Day, Fresh Prince of Bel Air), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Actor Will Smith
Actor
Will Smith

Person of interestShaggy

1968-10-22 Shaggy [Orville Richard Burrell], Jamaican-American reggae musician and rapper (Boombastic), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Pop Singer and Rapper Shaggy
Pop Singer and Rapper
Shaggy
  • 1968-11-15 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 2004)
  • 1969-02-15 Birdman [Bryan Williams], US record executive and rapper, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1969-03-05 MC Solaar, French rapper
  • 1969-06-14 MC Ren [Lorenzo Jerald Patterson], American rapper, born in Compton, California

Person of interestIce Cube

1969-06-15 Ice Cube [O'Shea Jackson], American rapper and actor (Boyz in the Hood, Anaconda), born in Los Angeles, California

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • 1969-07-05 RZA [Robert Fitzgerald Diggs], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in NYC, New York
  • 1969-08-18 Masta Killa [Elgin Turner], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1969-08-19 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), born in Clarksdale, Mississippi (d. 2011)
  • 1969-10-17 Wyclef Jean, Haitian-American rapper and singer-songwriter, born in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti
  • 1969-10-19 (Randolph Severn) "Trey" Parker [III], American actor, animator and composer (South Park; The Book of Mormon), born in Conifer, Colorado
  • 1969-10-30 Snow [Darrin O'Brien], Canadian rapper ("Informer"), born in Toronto, Ontario

Person of interestPuff Daddy

1969-11-04 Puff Daddy [Sean Combs], American rapper and record producer (Come To Me; I'll Be Missing You), born in NYC, New York

Rapper Puff Daddy
Rapper
Puff Daddy

Person of interestJay-Z

1969-12-04 Jay-Z [Shawn Carter], American rapper and record producer (Reasonable Doubt, The Blueprint), born in Brooklyn, New York City

Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z
  • 1969-12-24 Kenny "Damn" Kelly, rapper (Riff - "Judy Had A Boyfriend"), born in Paterson, New Jersey
  • 1970-01-12 Raekwon [Corey Woods], American rapper (Wu-Tang Clan), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-01-18 DJ Quik [David Marvin Blake], American rapper (Quik Is the Name), born in Compton, California

Person of interestQueen Latifah

1970-03-18 Queen Latifah [Dana Owen], American rapper and actress (Living Single, Chicago), born in Newark, New Jersey

Singer, Rapper, & Actress Queen Latifah
Singer, Rapper, & Actress
Queen Latifah
  • 1970-04-10 Q-Tip [Kamaal Fareed, born Jonathan Davis], American rapper, actor, record producer and DJ, born in Harlem, New York
  • 1970-04-17 Redman [Reginald Noble], American rapper, born in Newark, New Jersey
  • 1970-05-10 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), born in Trenton, New Jersey (d. 2018)
  • 1970-05-15 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), born in Jersey City (d. 2016)
  • 1970-06-02 B-Real [Louis Freese], American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1970-06-21 Pete Rock, American rapper/producer, born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1970-07-02 Monie Love, English rapper
  • 1970-07-05 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, born in Oakland, California (d. 2004)
  • 1970-07-06 Inspectah Deck [Jason Hunter], American rapper and producer (Wu-Tang Clan, Czarface), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1970-08-19 Fat Joe [Cartagena], American rapper ("Wat's Luv?"), born in the Bronx, New York
  • 1970-09-22 Mystikal, American rapper
  • 1970-10-05 South Park Mexican [Carlos Coy], American rapper, born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-11-09 Scarface [Brad Terrence Jordan], American rapper (Geto Boys), born in Houston, Texas
  • 1970-11-10 Warren G, American rapper (Regulate), born in Long Beach, California
  • 1970-11-20 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor], American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), born in Queens, New York (d. 2016
  • 1970-12-17 DJ Homicide [Craig Bullock], American musician, rapper, DJ, and record producer (Sugar Ray), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1970-12-18 Cowboy Troy [Troy Lee Coleman III], American country rapper (MuzikMafia, Big & Rich), born in Victoria, Texas
  • 1970-12-18 DMX [Earl Simmons], American rapper and actor [..And Then There Was X], born in Mount Vernon, New York,
  • 1971-01-17 Kid Rock [Robert James Ritchie], American rapper, songwriter, musician and actor (Devil Without a Cause), born in Romeo, Michigan
  • 1971-05-14 Raphael Wiggins, rapper (Lifelines), born in Oakland, California

Person of interestTupac Shakur

1971-06-16 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), born in East Harlem, New York (d. 1996)

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 1971-06-18 Nathan Morris [Alex Vanderpool], rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestMissy Elliott

1971-07-01 Missy Elliott, American rapper (Supa Dupa Fly, Under Construction), born in Portsmouth, Virginia

  • 1971-07-23 Dalvin DeGrate, American R&B singer and rapper, (Jodeci - "Cry For You"), born in Hampton, Virginia
  • 1971-09-02 Katt [Micah Sierra] Williams, American comedian, actor, rapper, born in Cincinnati, Ohio

Person of interestSnoop Dogg

1971-10-20 Snoop Dogg [Calvin Broadus], rapper (What's My Name, Gin & Juice), born in Long Beach, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg
  • 1972-02-02 Tego Calderón, nominated reggaeton singer/rapper.
  • 1972-02-20 K-OS, Canadian musician/rapper
  • 1972-04-28 Violent J [Joseph Bruce], American rapper (Insane Clown Posse), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1972-05-20 Busta Rhymes [Trevor George Smith Jr.], American rapper (The Coming), born in New York City
  • 1972-05-21 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper (Life After Death), born in Brooklyn, New York (d. 1997)
  • 1972-08-12 Del The Funky Homosapien [Teren Delvon Jones], American rapper (Mistadobalina), born in Oakland, California
  • 1972-09-23 Jermaine Dupri, record producer & rapper (Grammy - We Belong Together), born in Asheville, North Carolina
  • 1972-09-26 Shawn Stockman [Slim], American rapper (Boyz II Men), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Person of interestEminem

1972-10-17 Eminem [Marshall Bruce Mathers III], American rapper and movie star (The Real Slim Shady, Stan and 8 Mile), born in St. Joseph, Missouri

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

1992-04-26 Rapper and record producer Ice Cube (22) weds Kimberly Woodruff

Rapper Ice Cube
Rapper
Ice Cube
  • 1994-08-04 American rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (22) weds Faith Evans

LoveWedding of Interest

1995-04-04 Rapper Tupac Shakur marries Keisha Morris (divorced 1996)

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur

LoveWedding of Interest

1995-08-07 Rapper LL Cool J (27) weds Simone Johnson

Actor and Rapper LL Cool J
Actor and Rapper
LL Cool J

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-03-30 Rapper Vanilla Ice (29) weds Laura Giarritta

Rapper Vanilla Ice
Rapper
Vanilla Ice

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-06-12 Rapper and actor Snoop Dogg (25) weds high school sweetheart Shante Taylor at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Marina Del Rey, California

Rapper Snoop Dogg
Rapper
Snoop Dogg

LoveWedding of Interest

1997-09-27 Grammy Award-winning singer-rapper Coolio (34) weds Los Angeles DJ Josefa Salinas (37) in Las Vegas

Rapper Coolio
Rapper
Coolio

LoveWedding of Interest

1998-05-31 Beastie Boys rapper Adam Yauch (33) weds daughter of prominent Tibetan activists Dechen Wangdu in New York

Rocker Adam Yauch
Rocker
Adam Yauch

LoveWedding of Interest

1999-06-14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 1st time

Rapper and Songwriter Eminem
Rapper and Songwriter
Eminem
  • 2001-12-31 Glamour model and actress Coco Austin (33) weds rapper-actor Ice-T (54) in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

2004-09-18 Pop star Britney Spears (22) weds rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (26) in Studio City, California

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2005-01-08 Rapper and actor Nas (32) weds R&B singer Kelis (25) at Morningside Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 2006-01-14 Rapper Eminem marries Kimberly Anne Scott for the 2nd time

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-04-04 Singer-songwriter and actress Beyonce Knowles (30) weds rapper Jay-Z (43) at a 13,500-square foot penthouse apartment in New York

Singer Beyoncé Knowles
Singer
Beyoncé Knowles
Rapper & Record Producer Jay-Z
Rapper & Record Producer
Jay-Z

LoveWedding of Interest

2008-04-30 Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey (41) weds actor and rapper Nick Cannon (31) at Bahamian estate on the island of Windermere

Singer Mariah Carey
Singer
Mariah Carey
Actor & Rapper Nick Cannon
Actor & Rapper
Nick Cannon
  • 2008-07-12 Black Eyed Peas rapper Taboo (32) weds fashion publicist Jaymie Dizon (29) at St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pasadena, California

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-05-22 Singer-songwriter and guitarist Alanis Morissette (38) weds rapper Mario Treadway (32) in Los Angeles

Singer-Songwriter Alanis Morissette
Singer-Songwriter
Alanis Morissette

LoveWedding of Interest

2010-07-31 R&B singer-songwriter Alicia Keys (31) weds Grammy Award-winning rapper Swizz Beatz (33) at a private home on the French island of Corsica

Singer-Songwriter Alicia Keys
Singer-Songwriter
Alicia Keys
  • 2013-07-08 Model Amber Rose (29) weds rapper Wiz Khalifa (25) in Pennsylvania
  • 2013-08-10 Rapper Kevin Federline (35) weds Victoria Price at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

LoveWedding of Interest

2014-05-24 Rapper and record producer Kanye West (36) weds model Kim Kardashian (33) at Fort di Belvedere in Florence, Italy

TV Personality & Model Kim Kardashian
TV Personality & Model
Kim Kardashian
Rapper Kanye West
Rapper
Kanye West
  • 2014-06-14 Grammy Award-winning rapper Eve (35) weds entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain

Divorces in Music

  • 2004-06-08 "TLC" singer Tionne Watkins (34) divorces rapper Mack 10 (32) due to adultery after nearly 4 years of marriage

Broken heartDivorce of Interest

2007-07-30 Pop star Britney Spears (25) divorces rapper-dancer Kevin Federline (29) due to irreconcilable differences after over two years of marriage

Pop Star Britney Spears
Pop Star
Britney Spears
  • 2016-06-07 Model Amber Rose and rapper Wiz Khalifa divorce after 2 years of marriage

Deaths in Music

  • 1990-07-15 Troy Dixon, rapper (Trouble T-Roy of Heavy D), dies at 22 of a fall
  • 1993-12-18 Charizma, American rapper (b. 1973)
  • 1995-03-26 Eazy-E [Eric Lynn Wright], American rapper (N.W.A.), dies from AIDS-related illness at 30
  • 1996-07-31 Seagram Miller, American rapper (b. 1970)

Person of interestTupac Shakur

1996-09-13 Tupac Shakur, American rapper and actor (Juice, Bullet), dies of internal bleeding after a drive by shooting at 25

Rapper Tupac Shakur
Rapper
Tupac Shakur
  • 1997-03-09 The Notorious B.I.G. [Christopher Wallace], American rapper shot dead at 24
  • 1999-02-15 Big L [Lamont Coleman], American rapper (Lifestylez Ov Da Poor & Dangerous), murdered at 24 after being shot 9 times in the face and chest in a drive-by shooting
  • 1999-03-28 Freaky Tah, American rapper (Lost Boyz) (b. 1971)
  • 1999-05-21 Karnail "Bugz" Pitts, American rapper (D12) (b. 1979)
  • 2000-02-07 Big Pun, Puerto Rican-American rapper (b. 1971)
  • 2000-11-16 Joe C. [Joseph Calleja], American rapper (hype man for Kid Rock), dies at 26
  • 2002-04-25 Left Eye [Lisa Lopes], American singer (TLC), dies in a car crash at 30
  • 2002-10-30 Jam Master Jay, American rapper and musician (Run DMC) (b. 1965)
  • 2003-11-26 Soulja Slim [James Adarryl Tapp Jr.], American rapper (Slow Motion), shot to death by an assailant at 26
  • 2004-11-01 Mac Dre [Andre Louis Hicks], American rapper and hip hop pioneer, dies at 34
  • 2004-11-13 Ol' Dirty Bastard [Russell Jones], American rapper (member of Wu Tang Clan), dies of a drug overdose at 35
  • 2006-02-10 J Dilla, American rapper/producer (b. 1974)
  • 2006-04-11 Proof, American rapper (D12) (b. 1973)
  • 2006-05-01 Big Hawk, American rapper (b.1969)
  • 2007-10-14 Big Moe [Kenneth Doniell Moore], American rapper (Screwed Up Click), dies of a heart attack at 33
  • 2007-12-04 Pimp C, American Rapper (b. 1973)
  • 2008-04-20 VL Mike, American Rapper (b. 1976)
  • 2009-05-18 Dolla [Roderick Anthony Burton II], American rapper, dies at21
  • 2010-04-19 Keith "Guru" Elam, American rapper (b. 1966)
  • 2010-10-16 Eyedea, American rapper (Eyedea & Abilities) (b. 1981)
  • 2011-03-15 Nate Dogg [Nathaniel Dwayne Hale], American rapper ("Regulate"), dies from heart failure related to multiple strokes at 41
  • 2015-05-17 Lionel Pickens "Chinx", American rapper (Coke Boys), dies in a drive-by shooting at 31
  • 2015-06-13 MC Supreme [Dewayne Lawrence Coleman], rapper (Black in America), dies in a car accident at 47
  • 2016-03-22 Phife Dawg [Malik Taylor] American rapper (A Tribe called Quest), dies from diabetes complications at 45
  • 2016-06-17 Prince Be [Attrell Cordes], American rapper (PM Dawn), dies from diabetes complications at 46
  • 2017-06-20 Prodigy [Albert Johnson], American rapper (Mobb Deep), dies at 42
  • 2017-11-15 Lil Peep [Gustav Åhr], American rapper, dies of a drug overdose at 21
  • 2018-03-12 Craig Mack, American rapper (Flava In Ya Ear), dies of heart failure at 47

Person of interestXXXTentacion

2018-06-18 XXXTentacion [Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy], American rapper and singer-songwriter, is shot during a robbery at 20

Rapper XXXTentacion
Rapper
XXXTentacion
  • 2018-09-07 Mac Miller [Malcolm McCormick], American rapper and music producer (Best Day Ever), dies of a drug overdose at 26
  • 2019-03-31 Nipsey Hussle [Ermias Asghedom], American rapper and activist, shot and killed at 33
  • 2019-12-08 Juice Wrld [Jarad Higgins], American rapper and singer-songwriter (All Girls Are the Same, Lucid Dreams), dies of a seizure at Chicago airport at 21
  • 2020-02-19 Pop Smoke [Bashar Barakah Jackson], American rapper and singer-songwriter (Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon), shot and killed in a home invasion at 20
  • 2020-10-31 MF Doom [Daniel Dumile], American rapper and hip hop artist, dies at 49 [1]