Posts Tagged ‘Died’

Kevin “Lovebug Starski” Smith Rest In Peace // 1960 – 2018
13 Feb. 2018

Kevin “Lovebug Starski” Smith Rest In Peace // 1960 – 2018


Legendary Kevin Smith, a.k.a. Lovebug Starski the Bronx DJ and rapper who is often credited with coining the term “hip-hop,” past away at 57 in Las Vegas. Starski was among a core group of DJ pioneers, including DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash and Grand Wizard Theodore, who shaped hip-hop’s parameters in the days …

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Malik Isaac “PHIFE DAWG” Taylor // 1970 – 2016
23 Mar. 2016

Malik Isaac “PHIFE DAWG” Taylor // 1970 – 2016


We lost anicon of the Hip Hop Movement today. Malik Isaac Taylor a.k.a. Phife Dawg Co-Founder of the legendary Group A Tribe Called Quest. Phife died Tuesday (22 March 2016) at the age of 45 from complications resulting from diabetes. Rolling Stone has confirmed the rapper’s death. via Rolling Stone official website. R.I.P. Phife Dawg. 

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REST IN PEACE // Sean Du-Val Price // 1972 – 2015
11 Aug. 2015

REST IN PEACE // Sean Du-Val Price // 1972 – 2015


R.I.P. Sean Du-Val Price (March 17, 1972 – August 8, 2015) was an American rapper and member of the Hip Hop collective Heltah Skeltah/Boot Camp Clik performing under the name Ruckus, or in short Ruck..  Heltah Skeltah alongside fellow Brownsville, Brooklyn rapper Rock. The pair were members of a hip-hop collective known as the Boot Camp Clik, which also featured Black …

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08 May. 2013

REST IN PIECE CHRIS ” MAC DADDY” KELLY 1978-2013


Chris Kelly, known as one half of the 1990s US rap duo Kris Kross, has died at the age of 34 in what police say may have been a drug overdose.Police were called to Kelly’s home in south Atlanta at around 4:30pm (local time) on Wednesday.He was taken to the south campus of the Atlanta …

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