Invasion of the body snatchers Pt. 1

Written by on October 29, 2020

Invasion of the body snatchers Pt. 1

(Endangered Species)

When hip hop came about in the late 1970’s into the 80’s it was all about fun. We created a culture out of culture for ourselves. There was no gangbanging, drive by’s, run ups, and there was little to no beef. It was a platform of urban expressions through the minds and voices of young Black males talking about reality in a musical format. Somewhere along the way we lost what we created, outside influences changed the direction of hip hop. Fast forward to 2020 and I just stumbled across some data while researching these new rap artists. Since 1987 when Dj Scott La Rock was shot and killed in New York there have been 48 deaths of rappers or hip hop artist. 33 years of murder, senseless shootings. I will present more information in this series titled Invasion of the body snatchers, but for now I will give a list of the fallen artist.

Scott La Rock – August 27, 1987 New York

Paul C- July 17, 1989 New York

D-Boy Rodriguez- October 6, 1990 Dallas, Texas

Charizma- December 16, 1993 Milpitas, California

Stretch – November 30, 1995 New York

Seagram – July 31, 1996 Oakland California

Tupac Shakur – September 13, 1996 Las Vegas Nevada

Yaki Kadafi – November 10, 1996 Orange New Jersey

Notorious B.I.G – March 9, 1997 Los Angeles California

FatPat – February 3, 1998 Houston Texas

Big L – February 15, 1999 New York

Freaky Tah – March 28, 1999 New York

Bugz – may 21, 1999 Grand Rapids Michigan

DJ Uncle Al – September 10, 2001 Miami Florida

Jam Master Jay – October 30, 2002 New York

Sabotage – January 24, 2003 Sao Paulo Brazil

Camoflauge – may 19, 2003 Savannah Georgia

Half a Mil October 24, 2003 New York

Soulja Slim – November 26, 2003 New Orleans Louisiana

Mac Dre – November 1, 2004 Kansas City Missouri

Blade Icewood – April 19, 2005 Detroit Michigan

Proof – April 11, 2006 Detroit Michigan

Big Hawk- May 1, 2006 Houston Texas

VL Mike- April 20, 2008 New Orleans Louisiana

Dolla – may 18, 2009 Los Angeles California

Lele – July 1, 2010 Trujillo Alto Puerto Rico

Magnolia Shorty – December 20, 2010 New Orleans Louisiana

Bad News Brown – February 11, 2011 Montreal Quebec Canada

Adan Zapata – June I, 2012 San Nicolas Nuevo Leon Mexico

Lil Phat – June 7, 2012 Sandy Springs Georgia

MC Daleste – July 7, 2013 Paulinia Sao Paulo Brazil

Pavlos Fyssas   – September 18, 2013 Keratsini Athens Greece (stabbed to death)

Depzman – September 21, 2013 Birmingham West Midlands England (stabbed to death)

Doe B – December 28, 2013 Montgomery Alabama

The Jacka – February 2, 2015 Oakland California

Flabba – march 9, 2015 Alexandra Gauteng South Africa 9stabbed to death)

Chinx Drogz – may 17, 2015 New York

Bankroll Fresh – march 4, 2016 Atlanta Georgia

3-3 – November 10, 2016 Houston Texas

XXX Tentacion – June 18, 2018 Deerfield Florida

Jimmy Wopo – June 18, 2018 Pittsburgh PA

Smoke Dawg – June 30, 2018 Toronto Ontario Canada

Young Greatness – October 29, 2018 New Orleans Louisiana

Feis – January 1, 2019 Rotterdam South Holland Netherlands

Kevin Fret – January 10, 2019 Rio Piedras San Juan Puerto Rico

Nipsey Hustle- march 31, 2019 Los Angeles California

Pop Smoke – February 19, 2020 Los Angeles California

Huey – June 25, 2020 Kinloch Missouri

King Von – November 6, 2020 Atlanta Georgia


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