Sunday, 13 November 2011

Hip-Hop Stars Who Died Too Soon

When you born, one thing is promised - no its not poverty or the riches, not heartbreak or joy… but death. We are introduced to the world and little things start to matter, people start having effects on us and with - some, we grow attached and create some sort of bond. We grow to like popular figures be it because of their movies or music - then one fateful day on the radio, internet or television - reports that so and so died. With shock you can't believe that s/he is gone - you feel like you knew that person, that s/he's gone to soon. Here's some artists that left the land of the living to soon but left a huge impact.

Left Eye

Lisa Lopez' career was cut short by a car accident in Honduras on April 22, 2002. She was the only fatality of eight people involved in the car crash. Left Eye had traveled to Honduras to document a 30-day spiritual retreat with friends and family. She was 30-years old when she died.

Eazy E

As a member of the NWA and later ruthless' CEO, Eazy paved the way for the west coast gangster rap. He died on March 26, 1995 of AIDS related diseases. He was 31 when he passed.

Nate Dogg

After years of deteriorating health, the LBC native passed away at the age of 41 on March 16, 2011 due to complications from multiple strokes. He will best remembered for the hooks to the chart-topping hits like Warren G's "Regulate," Dre and Snoop's "The Next Episode," and Ludacris' "Area Codes".

Big L
On February 15 , 1999 Big L was shot seven times in the head and chest and killed, he was 24 years old.

Ol' Dirty Bastard

ODB was no stranger to the wild side. The Wu-Tang Clan co-founder died unexpectedly on Nov. 13, 2004 two days shy of his 36th birthday. Toxicology tests showed that he died of an accidental drug overdose from a fatal cocktail of cocaine and prescription painkillers.


Better Known as Eminem's best friend and member of the Detroit rap outfit D12, Proof was shot to death in the early morning hours of April 11, 2006, on his hometown's infamous Eight Mile Road. He was 32 years when he died.

Big Pun

Struggling with weight problems during his lifetime, Pun died on February 7, 2000 after a fatal heart attack, he was 28.

The Notorious B.I.G

Born Christopher Wallace, the Brooklyn born MCleft an enormous influence on the music scene after his murder at the age of 24. Biggie had just one album under his belt at the time of his death eerily titled Ready to Die.

Tupac Shakur

The Cali adopted son was gunned down in a drive-by shooting on Sept. 7, 1996 at the age of 25.

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