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Dead Poets: A Tribute to all the fallen rappers.

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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:09 AM
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Hi and welcome to all the ATS music lovers!

Can you believe that rap as we know it is a nearly 40 year old art form?
In those 40 years, we've witnessed rap impact people around the world, become incorporated into mainstream society, all the while telling the story of (among other things) the struggle of youth raised in the ghetto.
In those 40 years, there has also been plenty of tragedy associated with the rap game (also triumph- but that is for another thread), and I'd like to take some time now to memorialize some of the best who have fallen- either victim to the game or to circumstance. Please feel free to add any that I miss.. and if ya have a little liquor, pour it out, sit back and remember the greats.

I'll begin with one of the first rap deaths, which is still subject to certain conspiracy theories and mystery: Eric Eazy-E Wright:


Now on to one of the most famous and most missed rappers. He also happened to be one of the first to go. While I wouldn't consider him the best rapper, Pac had something, a stage presence and a mind, that has never been matched. RIP, hope there's a heaven for a g.


Can you guess who is coming next? Few could tell a story as well and as smoothly as the one and only, the Notorious..


1999 saw the death of one of the best lyricists, period. RIP Big L.


Same year Freaky Tah from Lost Boyz was killed. All of the above rappers (aside from Eazy) died by the gun, Freaky Tah is no exception.


Who could forget Ol Dirty? WuTang is for the children!


On the West Coast, Mac Dre was doing his thizzle in the Bay area until he, too, was gunned down. RIP Mac Dre:


Stack Bundles, RIP:


KMG of Above the Law, RIP:


The Jacka was another Bay area rapper, gunned down in 2015.


Finally, the great Sean Price, who died in 2015 in his sleep.


Thank you for taking the time to remember some of the greats who are no longer here. To all the dead poets: gone, but not forgotten.

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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:21 AM
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The greatest of all time...

Big Punisher - Parental Discretion




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:23 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

REST IN PEACE LORD INFAMOUS



Also
REST IN PEACE KOOPSTA KNICCA



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:24 AM
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a reply to: Hazardous1408

Oh dang! Can't believe I missed Pun! Thanks



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:25 AM
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a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o

Word. Another great. Thanks for adding!



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:31 AM
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a reply to: zosimov

S & F -sometimes I feel like a minority on ATS being a die-hard fan of 2pac and many other rap artists. This is a great thread, very well put together. Awesome work my friend, thank you for taking the time to do this. Well done!



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:32 AM
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i'm not big on rap but i'll give a two thumbs up for Tupac and Biggie!




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:39 AM
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a reply to: FamCore

Hey Fam!

Thanks so much for stopping in!


I'd say rap as an art form that has a relatively small but quality base

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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:43 AM
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a reply to: JesusXst

Those two seemed to break through so many barriers and appeal to a much wider audience.
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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:52 AM
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Was about to put the Jacka on there until I saw you already did. My engineer posted some videos of them in the studio yesterday on Instagram. So sad, he was a bay area legend.

RIP The Bull.



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:54 AM
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Nice thread, I wouldn't put him in the same class as biggie and Tupac but proof's death from D12 was tragic.
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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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a reply to: underwerks

I agree, he was so talented. Yet another unsolved murder-another tragedy in the rap game. Thanks for the comment!



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 11:58 AM
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RIP "Mr. Diamond Eye" THE LAST MR. BIGGS




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:00 PM
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Thanks to everyone who has added to our tribute!

Can't believe I forgot Phife Dawg


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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:01 PM
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a reply to: 5en5ei

Thanks man. I agree it was tragic. Let's add him to our list of fallen soldiers.
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posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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RIP Mr. Magic




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:14 PM
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Let's not forget Pimp C from UGK!




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:16 PM
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RIP Mr 3-2 (here collaborating with Geto Boys)




posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:17 PM
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Nice thread, I would put him in the same class as biggie and Tupac but proof's death from D12 was tragic.



posted on Jan, 27 2017 @ 12:29 PM
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Can't figure out how to post a picture, but Rest In Peace Nate Dogg.



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