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List of Murdered Hip Hop Musicians

The following is the list of murdered hip hop musicians.

Artist Date Deceased Age Place of Death Cause of Death Reference
Scott La Rock (Boogie Down Productions) August 27, 1987 25 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [1]
D-Boy October 6, 1990 22 Dallas, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [2][3]
Charizma December 16, 1993 20 Milpitas, California, U.S. Shot and killed [4][5]
Stretch (Live Squad) November 30, 1995 27 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [6]
Seagram July 31, 1996 26 Oakland, California, U.S. Shot and killed [7][8]
Tupac Shakur September 13, 1996 25 University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. Shot and killed [9][10][11]
Yaki Kadafi November 10, 1996 19 Orange, New Jersey, U.S. Shot and killed [12]
The Notorious B.I.G. March 9, 1997 24 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Shot and killed [13][14][15]
Fat Pat February 3, 1998 27 Houston, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [16][17]
Big L February 15, 1999 24 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [18][19][20]
Freaky Tah (Lost Boyz) March 28, 1999 27 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [21]
DJ Uncle Al September 10, 2001 32 Miami, Florida, U.S. Shot and killed [22][23]
Jam Master Jay (Run-DMC) October 30, 2002 37 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [24]
Sabotage January 24, 2003 29 São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil Shot and killed [25][26]
Camoflauge May 19, 2003 21 Savannah, Georgia, U.S. Shot and killed [27]
Half a Mill October 24, 2003 30 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [28]
Soulja Slim November 26, 2003 26 Gentilly, New Orleans, U.S. Shot and killed [29][30]
Mac Dre November 1, 2004 34 Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. Shot and killed [31]
Blade Icewood April 19, 2005 28 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Shot and killed [32]
Proof April 11, 2006 32 Detroit, Michigan, U.S. Shot and killed [33][34][35]
Big Hawk (Screwed Up Click) May 1, 2006 36 Houston, Texas, U.S. Shot and killed [36]
Stack Bundles June 11, 2007 24 Far Rockaway Queens, New York, U.S Shot and killed
VL Mike April 20, 2008 32 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Shot and killed [37]
Dolla May 18, 2009 21 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Shot and killed [38][39][40]
Magnolia Shorty December 20, 2010 28 New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S. Shot and killed [41]
Bad News Brown February 11, 2011 33 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Murdered [42]
Killa Keise November 10, 2011 28 Vallejo, California, U.S. Shot and killed [43][44]
Slim Dunkin December 16, 2011 24 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Murdered [45]
Lil Phat June 7, 2012 19 Sandy Springs, Georgia, U.S. Shot and killed [46]
Pavlos Fyssas September 18, 2013 34 Keratsini, Athens, Greece Stabbed to death [47]
Doe B December 28, 2013 22 Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Shot and killed [48]
The Jacka February 2, 2015 37 Oakland, California, U.S. Shot and killed [49]
Flabba March 9, 2015 37 Alexandra, Gauteng, South Africa Stabbed to death [50]
Chinx May 17, 2015 31 New York City, New York, U.S. Shot and killed [51]
Bankroll Fresh March 4, 2016 28 Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. Shot and killed [52]

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  47. ^ "Tensions rise in Greece as Golden Dawn linked to murder - Channel 4 News". Channel4.com. September 18, 2013. Retrieved 2015. 
  48. ^ "Doe B Shot and Killed in Alabama; Rapper Was 22". The Hollywood Gossip. Retrieved 2015. 
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