List of murdered hip hop musicians

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The following is a list of notable hip hop musicians who have been murdered.

A 2015 study concluded that murder was the cause of death for 51.5% of American hip hop musicians.[1] The study noted that this figure refers primarily to premature deaths as most hip hop musicians have not yet lived long enough to fall into the highest-risk ages for heart- and liver-related illnesses.

Name Date of death Age at death Location of death Cause of death Ref.
Scott La Rock August 27, 1987 25 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [2]
Paul C July 17, 1989 24 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [3]
D-Boy Rodriguez October 6, 1990 22 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [4][5]
Charizma December 16, 1993 20 Milpitas, California, U.S. Shot and killed [6][7]
Stretch November 30, 1995 27 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [8]
Seagram July 31, 1996 26 Oakland, California, U.S. Shot and killed [9][10]
Tupac Shakur September 13, 1996 25 Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Shot and killed [11][12][13]
Yaki Kadafi November 10, 1996 19 Orange, New Jersey, U.S. Shot and killed [14]
The Notorious B.I.G. March 9, 1997 24 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Shot and killed [15][16][17]
Fat Pat February 3, 1998 27 Houston, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [18][19]
Big L February 15, 1999 24 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [20][21][22]
Freaky Tah March 28, 1999 27 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [23]
Bugz May 21, 1999 21 Grand Rapids, Michigan, U.S. Shot and run over [24]
DJ Uncle Al September 10, 2001 32 Miami, Florida, U.S. Shot and killed [25][26]
Jam Master Jay October 30, 2002 37 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [27]
Sabotage January 24, 2003 29 São Paulo, Brazil Shot and killed [28][29]
Camoflauge May 19, 2003 21 Savannah, Georgia, U.S. Shot and killed [30]
Half a Mill October 24, 2003 30 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [31]
Soulja Slim November 26, 2003 26 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Shot and killed [32][33]
Mac Dre November 1, 2004 34 Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Shot and killed [34]
Blade Icewood April 19, 2005 28 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Shot and killed [35]
Proof April 11, 2006 32 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Shot and killed [36][37][38]
Big Hawk May 1, 2006 36 Houston, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [39]
VL Mike April 20, 2008 32 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Shot and killed [40]
Dolla May 18, 2009 21 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Shot and killed [41][42][43]
Lele July 1, 2010 23 Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Shot and killed [44]
Magnolia Shorty December 20, 2010 28 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Shot and killed [45]
Bad News Brown February 11, 2011 33 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Murdered [46]
Adán Zapata June 1, 2012 21 San Nicolás de los Garza, Nuevo León, Mexico Shot and killed [47]
Lil Phat June 7, 2012 19 Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S. Shot and killed [48]
MC Daleste July 7, 2013 19 Paulínia, São Paulo, Brazil Shot and killed [49]
Pavlos Fyssas September 18, 2013 34 Keratsini, Athens, Greece Stabbed to death [50]
Depzman September 21, 2013 18 Birmingham, UK Stabbed to death [51]
Doe B December 28, 2013 22 Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Shot and killed [52]
The Jacka February 2, 2015 37 Oakland, California, U.S. Shot and killed [53]
Flabba March 9, 2015 37 Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa Stabbed to death [54]
Chinx May 17, 2015 31 New York City, U.S. Shot and killed [55]
Bankroll Fresh March 4, 2016 28 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Shot and killed [56]
3-2 November 10, 2016 44 Houston, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [57]
Jimmy Wopo June 18, 2018 21 Pittsburgh, PA, U.S. Shot and Killed
XXXTentacion June 18, 2018 20 Deerfield Beach, Florida, U.S. Shot and killed [58]
Young Greatness October 29, 2018 34 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Shot and killed [59]
Feis Ecktuh January 1, 2019 32 Rotterdam, The Netherlands Shot and killed [60]
Kevin Fret January 10, 2019 25 Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico Shot and killed [61]
Nipsey Hussle March 31, 2019 33 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Shot and killed [62]

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