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An alleged suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion has been arrested.  Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with first-degree murder. Taylor Gang rapper, Jimmy Wopo was also murdered in a separate shooting in Pittsburgh. His killer remains at large. 

In light of these two recent deaths in hip-hop, check out our gallery of other rappers who lost their lives to gun violence.


10 Rappers Who Lost Their Lives To Gun Violence  was originally published on

1. Bankroll Fresh

Bankroll Fresh

After an altercation with a childhood friend and fellow Atlanta rapper No Plug, Bankroll Fresh was shot outside of an Atlanta recording studio and later died at a local hospital on March 4, 2016.

2. Chinx


On May 17, 2015, NYPD officers responded to a 911 call in Queens, NY and found rapper Chinx and another victim in a car. Chinx suffered multiple gunshot wounds two his torso. Two men were arrested and charged with his murder in 2017.

3. Lil Snupe

Lil Snupe

Lil Snupe (Born Addarren Ross) was a rapper from Jonesboro, Louisiana who was signed to Meek Mill’s Dreamchasers label. Lil Snupe was shot and killed in Winnfield, Louisiana on June 20th, 2013 by 36-year-old Tony Holden over an alleged bet on a video game. Lil Snupe was only 18 years old.

4. Magnolia Shorty

New Orleans rapper and Cash Money recording artist Magnolia Shorty was shot and killed on December 20, 2010, while pulling in to the gated apartment complex in which she lived. 26 bullets were shot into her vehicle. Four suspected rival gang members were indicted on murder charges.

5. M-Bone of Cali Swag District

M-Bone of Cali Swag District

M-Bone, born Montae Talbert, and member of the hip-hop group Cali Swag District was killed in a drive-by shooting in Inglewood, California on May 16, 2011. M-Bone was in his car after visiting a local liquor store when he was shot twice in the head. He was 22.

6. Lor Scoota

Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota was shot and killed while sitting in his car as he left an anti-violence event at Morgan State University on June 25, 2016. Authorities believe Scoota’s alleged killer, Cortez Mitchell, targeted him in retaliation for Scoota’s friend shooting a friend of his.

7. Jam Master Jay

Jam Master Jay

On October 30, 2002, Jam Master Jay was fatally shot in a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. His murder remains unsolved.

8. The Notorious B.I.G.

The Notorious B.I.G.

On March 9, 1997, after leaving a Soul Train Music Awards after party hosted by Vibe Magazine in Los Angeles, B.I.G was shot and killed as the car he was riding in stopped at a red light. His murder remains unsolved.

9. Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur

On September 7, 1996, after the Bruce Seldon vs. Mike Tyson fight, Tupac and associates were involved in an altercation with alleged Crips gang member Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Afterward, Tupac and associates head to a party and while at a stop light, were approached by a white Cadillac that fired gun shots into their vehicle. Tupac was shot four times. He died 6 days later.

10. Yung Mazi

Yung Mazi

Atlanta rapper Yung Mazi was gunned down outside of a pizza restaurant in Kirkwood in August 2017. A year prior, Mazi had previously been injured in a shooting at a Waffle House in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. His murder remains unsolved.