They live the life and die the death

🔝 Corey Thompson, aka ‘Tripple Beanz’ gunned down in broad daylight in Newark, New Jersey.

RAPPER MURDERS

They write about violence with words of deadly resonance, catchy beats full of heat. They are poets of the street.

Rapper JayDaYoungan and his father were sitting on the front lawn outside their Louisiana home when a black truck pulled up and three gunmen jumped out.

The musician was shot eight times. With blood pouring from his wounds he tried to run inside the house but was gunned down by two more shooters.

The father, who was shot twice in the arm, fired back with his own gun as the outlaws sped away. His son was rushed to hospital but died in surgery. 

The rapper, whose real name was Javorius Scott, was just 24.

His murder was the latest in a homicide rate among rappers that is more than 30 times higher than any other music genre.

The reasons include home environment and the ‘survive-or-die’ culture of many rappers, drug use, criminal gang activity, and a callous disregard for their wellbeing by hip hop record producers.

Many of the murders go unsolved, including the 1996 murder of Tupac Shakur, the 1997 murder of the Notorious B.I.G., and the 1999 murder of Big L.

Rapper murders complete list
Tupac Shakur autopsy photo and the car after the shooting.

LIST OF MURDERED HIP HOP MUSICIANS

Tap name for details

Scott La Rock, 25

August 27, 1987

New York City

Paul C, 24

July 17, 1989

New York City

Danny “D-Boy” Rodriguez, 22

October 6, 1990

Dallas, Texas

Charizma, 20

December 16, 1993

Milpitas, California

Stretch, 27

November 30, 1995

New York City

Seagram, 26

July 31, 1996

Oakland, California

Tupac Shakur, 25

September 13, 1996

Las Vegas, Nevada

Yaki Kadafi, 19

November 10, 1996

Orange, New Jersey

The Notorious B.I.G., 24

March 9, 1997

Los Angeles, California

Fat Pat, 27

February 3, 1998

Houston, Texas

Big L, 24

February 15, 1999

New York City

Freaky Tah, 27

March 28, 1999

New York City

DJ Uncle Al, 32

September 10, 2001

Miami, Florida

Jam Master Jay, 37

October 30, 2002

New York City

Sabotage, 29

January 24, 2003

São Paulo, Brazil

Camoflauge, 21

May 19, 2003

Savannah, Georgia

Half a Mill, 30

October 24, 2003

New York City

Soulja Slim, 26

November 26, 2003

New Orleans, Louisiana

Mac Dre, 34

November 1, 2004

Kansas City, Missouri

Blade Icewood, 28

April 19, 2005

Detroit, Michigan

Proof, 32

April 11, 2006

Detroit, Michigan

Big Hawk, 36

May 1, 2006

Houston, Texas

VL Mike, 32

April 20, 2008

New Orleans, Louisiana

Dolla, 21

May 18, 2009

Los Angeles, California

Lele, 23

July 1, 2010

Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico

Magnolia Shorty, 28

December 20, 2010

New Orleans, Louisiana

Bad News Brown, 33

February 11, 2011

Montreal, Canada

Adán Zapata, 21

June 1, 2012

San Nicolás, Nuevo León, Mexico

Lil Phat, 19

June 7, 2012

Sandy Springs, Georgia

MC Daleste, 20

July 7, 2013

São Paulo, Brazil

Pavlos Fyssas, 34

September 18, 2013

Athens, Greece

Depzman, 18

September 21, 2013

Birmingham, England

Doe B, 22

December 28, 2013

Montgomery, Alabama

The Jacka, 37

February 2, 2015

Oakland, California

Flabba, 37

March 9, 2015

Gauteng, South Africa

Chinx Drugz, 31

May 17, 2015

New York City

Bankroll Fresh, 28

March 4, 2016

Atlanta, Georgia

3-2, 44

November 10, 2016

Houston, Texas

XXXTentacion, 20

June 18, 2018

Deerfield Beach, Florida

Jimmy Wopo, 21

June 18, 2018

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Smoke Dawg, 21

June 30, 2018

Toronto, Canada

Young Greatness, 34

October 29, 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

Feis, 32

January 1, 2019

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Kevin Fret, 24

January 10, 2019

San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nipsey Hussle, 33

March 31, 2019

Los Angeles, California

Pop Smoke, 20

February 19, 2020

Los Angeles, California

Houdini, 21

May 26, 2020

Toronto, Canada

Huey, 31

June 25, 2020

Kinloch, Missouri

King Von, 26

November 6, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia

MO3, 28

November 11, 2020

Dallas, Texas

Einár, 19

October 21, 2021

Stockholm, Sweden

Young Dolph, 36

November 17, 2021

Memphis, Tennessee

Drakeo the Ruler, 28

December 19, 2021

Los Angeles, California

Snootie Wild, 36

February 27, 2022

Houston, Texas

Archie Eversole, 37

April 5, 2022

Decatur, Georgia

Sidhu Moose Wala, 28

May 29, 2022

Punjab, India

Trouble, 34

June 5, 2022

Atlanta, Georgia

JayDaYoungan, 24

July 27, 2022

Bogalusa, Louisiana

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