The death of Takeoff has shaken the world, and especially the rap community ... so we're remembering some of the biggest names in the game that tragically went too soon to gun violence.
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Pop Smoke kicked off his career in 2018 with his debut single, “MPR,” and was climbing the charts ever since – until the 20-year-old tragically was killed during a home invasion at his Airbnb in L.A. in 2020.
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33-year-old Nipsey Hussle was killed outside his South L.A. store in 2019 … the rapper, who was blowing up charts for decades, was shot at least 10 times and kicked in the head by attacker Eric Holder – he was found guilty of murder in July 2022.
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The Notorious B.I.G., AKA Biggie Smalls, was killed in 1997 – he was only 24 when his SUV was filled with bullets in L.A., killing him in the process. His death was never solved, much like Tupac’s – whom he had an apparent rivalry with towards the end of his big career.
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Tupac Shakur died at the age of 25 in 1996 … getting gunned down in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas. The rapper’s killer was never found. He gained a huge following, using music to fight against inequality and racism against African Americans.
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XXXTentaction was shot dead in 2018 as he was leaving a motorcycle dealer in Florida. The 20-year-old was gaining serious credit in the rap game for his tracks when he was robbed and gunned down.
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JayDaYoungan often used SoundCloud as the platform for his music, and his albums would reach high numbers on the Billboard charts … but unfortunately, he was gunned down in July 2022 while on his front lawn with his father, Kenyatta Scott.
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PnB Rock grew a ton of popularity back in 2016 with his track, “Selfish,” which made it to the Billboard Hot 100 … but he tragically was killed as an L.A. Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles in September 2022 during a robbery.
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Young Dolph lost his life to gun violence at age 36 in 2021 … getting shot and killed at a bakery he frequented in Memphis. One of the suspects, Justin Johnson, was named and captured earlier this year – but claims he’s innocent.
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Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC was shot and killed the night before Halloween 2002 in a recording studio in Queens … while his death remained a mystery for years, 2 men were finally indicted for the murder back in 2020.
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Takeoff, one-third of Migos, was killed after an early morning shooting on Monday … we’re told he and Quavo were playing dice when an altercation broke out – which was when someone opened fire, shooting Takeoff.