Showing posts with label artist deaths. Show all posts
Showing posts with label artist deaths. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 23, 2020

John 'Ecstasy' Fletcher of Whodini Passes Away at 56


John "Ecstasy" Fletcher
, who co-founded the legendary hip-hop group Whodini has died. 

John was living in the Atlanta area, and his passing comes as a huge shock to close friends. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Malik B of The Roots Dead at 47

Malik B, rapper and founding member of The Roots died at the age of 47.

The group announced the death of the Philadelphia-born emcee Wednesday. 


The cause of death was not released.

Rest In Peace to Malik Abdul Basit.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

WATCH: Tupac Resurrected At Coachella [VIDEO]

In 2012, Coachella Music Festival created an unforgettable moment for Tupac fans.

During Dr. Dre's performance, a live Tupac hologram performed on stage for a live audience.

Watch the mind-blowing creation below:


Watch: 2Pac's Throwback Interview From 1993 [VIDEO]

Watch a throwback interview of Pac back in 1993 below:

Biggie Speaks On 2Pac's Death In 1997 [VIDEO]

Just days before his death, legendary artist Biggie Smalls sat down for an interview with Rap City in 1997.

Watch Biggie speak on Tupac's death and more in the full interview below:

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

George Floyd's Family Speaks On His Death, Termination Of Officers, & More [VIDEO]

Shareeduh Tate and Tera Brown speak out about their cousin George Floyd's death at the knee of a police officer in Minneapolis.

The family's attorney Ben Crump also speaks on police brutality and what fate of the officers should be.



Sunday, May 24, 2020

SINGER OF 90'S HIT, OLD TIMES SAKE, DIES FROM CORONAVIRUS


Singer, Ceybil Jefferies who found success in genres like house music and had a huge hit from the 90's Above The Rim soundtrack with the song, "Old Times Sake," passed away after being diagnosed with Covid-19.

The singer, who was born Sybil Jeffries, but known to the R&B world as Sweet Sable passed on April 10, 2020 from coronavirus and was confirmed by industry vet and producer, Salaam Remi.



She'd also had hits under the name Ceybil JefferiesCeybil, Sable Jeffries, Sybil Jefferies and of course, Sweet Sable. She often changed the spelling of her name for the sake of reinvention and as to not be confused with R&B/Dance Diva, Sybil, who had several hits in the late 80's through the 90's.

She signed with Atlantic Records and released her debut album, "Let Music Take Control," in 1991 with two singles, "So Special" and "Open Your Heart" that were both top 20 hits on the Billboard Dance Club Songs Chart. 


In 1994, she signed to Scotti Brothers Records under the new moniker, Sweet Sable and released her top 20 Billboard R&B chart topping hit, "Friends (For Old Time Sake)", shortened to "Old Time's Sake" when it was included on the Above The Rim soundtrack, which the film starred Tupac Shukur.

By 1996, she'd find herself collaborating with Dutch house group, Deep Zone for their single, "It's Gonna Be Alright" under her original name, Ceybil Jefferies.  The song peaked at number 20 on the Dance Club Songs chart.

The songstress would continue recording into the 2000s, however she was diagnosed with neurosarcoidosis, an inflammatory type of sarcoidosis which severely affected her lungs and breathing.  The diagnosis effectively ended her singing career and she lost much of her vision due to the illness.

Check out her video below:

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Watch: JAY-Z - Big Pimpin' ft. UGK [VIDEO]

Today is Jay-Z's b-day and also the day we lost Pimp C in 2007.

Celebrate the life of both legends with one of the most legendary collabs in "Big Pimpin" below:

Watch: Pimp C - Get Throwed [VIDEO]

Today we lost the legendary Pimp C in 2007.

Remember the pimp's legacy with his klassic joint "Get Throwed" ft. Jeezy, Z-Ro, and Bun B below:

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Cam'ron Mourns Unexpected Death Of...

                               
Our sympathies go out to Cam’ron who is mourning the sudden death of his best friend and girlfriend, Tawasa Harris.
Along with a photo of the two, Cam'ron posted the following caption on Instagram below:
"First off I want to thank my family, friends and fans for their condolences, I really appreciate it. This is not my sons mother (my sons mother is fine) this is someone I went out with years ago, and we got back together a year and a half ago. And I had the best time of my life during that period. She was the person I spent 3-4nights a week with, the person I spoke to on the phone with 7-8times a day, the person I fell asleep on the phone with, the person I spent all summer with, the person that I was planning thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and our birthdays with, the person who put me on to hi-end fashion, my biggest supporter, the person that wouldn’t let u talk about me while she was around, I could go on and on..but..this was really the love of my life!! I had so many close people die, I thought I was numb to death, but this past week has taught me im not. I chose to keep this relationship private because of the same way the media is acting now. Speculating, reporting with out facts etc. but Tee I’m truly going to miss you. You are my best friend.. and the the true definition of HOMIE, LOVER, FRIEND. My condolences go to her entire family. Especially her 3 kids, Mom, brother, and Logan. She loved all of you guys unconditionally. Time for me to get out and get back to it. I know that’s what she would want.. #BestFriends 💔"
Reports say the cause of death is unknown. 
Rest in peace Tawasa and prayers up for Cam'ron. 

WATCH: Shawn Wayans' Speech At John Witherspoon's Funeral

Watch Shawn Wayans' speech at his former co-star John Witherspoon's funeral below:

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

RIP: Rapper Bad Azz Dead At 43

One of Snoop Dogg's closest friends in the game has passed away.

Rapper Bad Azz passed away while being held in custody at a detention center in Riverside, CA.

Police say no foul play was involved in his death. Guards allegedly were performing a security check when they noticed Bad Azz was in need of medical assistance.

His death is unclear but he was picked up on Friday on a domestic violence charge and had an upcoming court date Tuesday.

Watch: Ice Cube Gives Speech At John Witherspoon's Funeral [VIDEO]

Rest in peace to John Witherspoon aka Pops.

Watch Ice Cube's speech at John Witherspoon's funeral below:



Monday, October 7, 2019

‘Belly’ Actor Louie Rankin Dies

Louie Rankin known for his role in the movie "Belly" died in a car crash.

According to TMZ, the crash reportedly involved a transport truck and another vehicle.

RIP to the "Original Don Dada."

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Jimmy Spicer - Money (Dollar Bill Y'all) [AUDIO]

Listen to one of Jimmy Spicer's most klassic joints "Money (Dollar Bill Y'all)" below:

Hip-Hop Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Dead At 61

                                        

Rest in peace to one of the early pioneering MCs of hip-hop Jimmy Spicer.

According to the New York Times, Spicer passed away after battling brain cancer and lung cancer. Spicer was 61 years old.

Listen to Jimmy Spicer's full legendary “Adventures of Super Rhyme,” rap below:

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Watch Biggie "25 Years of Ready to Die" Short Documentary

Amazon Music released a short documentary called "The Birth of Biggie: 25 Years of Ready to Die."

The Notorious B.I.G. documentary includes rare interviews, Big's transition to superstardom and more.

Watch the documentary preview below:

Monday, September 16, 2019

Eazy E's Family Unveils New Headstone

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Watch: Fab 5 Freddy Interviews Tupac On Yo! MTV Raps [VIDEO]

Watch a Super Throwback interview between Tupac and Fab 5 Freddy below!

Monday, August 5, 2019

Watch: Nas Says Biggie Gave Him An Angry Phone Call After...

During an interview, Nasty Nas recalls when he received an angry phone from the Notorious Biggie.

After Ghostface Killah pointed out the similarities between Nas' 1994 "Illmatic" album cover and Biggie's "Ready to Die" album, Nas got a big call from Big.

Nas says, "he was a little disappointed cause he wasn't trying to bite off my sh*t."

Watch Nas in the full interview below:

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