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Rappers Who Died Recently (Last 6 Months)

Whether it’s from gun violence or sickness, the Hip Hop industry is always losing a legend.

Unfortunately, we rarely lose rappers to old age as most of them die while they’re at the top of their careers.

A great example is Costa Titch who collapsed and died in March 2023 while his hit song “Big Flexa” was banging all over Africa.

The latest major industry player to die is Bing Worthington, Snoop’s brother. He may not have been a rapper, but his influence in the industry will never be forgotten. As a music executive, he helped produce and market some of Snoop’s hits over the years while managing his other ventures.

As we mourn Bing, we should also remember, the following rappers who passed away in the last few months:

1. Magoo

Hip-hop mourned the death of Magoo on August 13, 2023, after suffering a heart attack. The rapper was a third of “Surrounded by Idiot” a rap group which he formed with Pharrell Williams and Timbaland. After Pharrell left the group, they formed the duo group “Timbaland & Magoo.Magoo was buried in Portsmouth, Virginia on September 6, 2023.

2. C-Knight

C-Knight passed away on November 7, 2023 after being taken off the life-support machines. The rapper had been admitted for over a month after his diabetes caused various health issues. According to his dad, the rapper’s blood sugar levels reached the near-fatal level and he got a stroke. He went into cardiac arrest and was resuscitated; unfortunately, he remained unresponsive and had to be taken off life support.  

3. Young Capone

Unlike the other rappers in our list, the exact cause of Young Capone’s death is still unknown. The rapper was reported missing and after the police looked for him for a few days they confirmed that he was dead. The rapper is believed to have passed away on August 15, 2023.

4. Bandhuta Jugg

The police confirmed that Bandhunta Jugg was shot dead on Saturday morning along Woodlawn Drive near Woodlawn branch library. A woman and three other men were also shot with him on December 23rd, 2023. Luckily, they were only wounded and hospitalized. The rapper was found dead at the scene.

5. Lefty SM

The Mexican rapper was shot in Zapopan, Mexico on September 3, 2023. Lefty SM was attacked near his house and shot twice. He was declared dead after arriving at the hospital and nobody has been arrested for his death.

6. MohBad

Nigeria has an exceptional music industry that has produced some of the world’s top musicians. Unfortunately, they had to say goodbye to MohBad after he passed away on September 12, 2023 for unknown reasons. MohBad claimed that he had been physically abused by Naira Marley’s boys leaving him injured. Unfortunately, only a nurse was arrested for his death. The police confirmed that the nurse who administered the tetanus shot was unlicensed.  

7. DJ Casper

The maker of the hit “Cha Cha Slide” passed away on August 7, 2023 after fighting cancer for over 6 years. He was diagnosed with neuroendocrine and renal cancer in 2016 and started chemotherapy treatments immediately. Unfortunately, the condition had already affected his liver and kidney resulting in his death.   

8. Chico Del Vec

Junior MAFIA, a group formed by The Notorious BIG, lost one of their official members on August 14, 2023. Chico Del Vec was found dead in his room and the cause of his death remains unknown to date.

9. Lil Sodi

Unlike most of the rappers in our list, Li Sodi wasn’t sick or gunned down. He was involved in a car accident on August 5 2023 and died on the spot. During the time of his death, Lil Sodi was touring the country with Afroman.

10. Nashawn Breelove

Popularly known as “Lotto,” the rapper who battled Eminem in 8 Mile, passed away while sleeping on September 24, 2023. He was found on his bed in his house in New Jersey, but the cause of his death was revealed a few months later. According to the Medical Examiner, he died of acute intoxication. The examiner discovered that his death was the effects of ethanol, cocaine, acetyl fentanyl, and fentanyl.

11. Jake Jhitt

Jhitt, a well-known Jacksonville rapper, passed away on August 16, 2023 when he was just 18 years old. The rapper died on the highway after he was shot dead while driving. He was shot inside a vehicle that crashed onto another car. According to the police he was killed by members of a rival gang as he was himself a member of various other local gangs.

12. Angie Oeh

Angelique Greeff, popularly known as Angie oeh, passed away on August 24, 2023 after fighting lung cancer for a few days. She was diagnosed with stage-4 lung cancer 10 days before her death and shared the news on her social media page. She had been diagnosed with cancer in 2022 and had a tumor removed.

13. Gameboy Melody

Sickness robbed us of a young rapper with exceptional talent back on September 2, 2023. The Greek rapper fell ill and was taken to the hospital, but he didn’t make it. A few hours after his death, some of his pals including Snik, a popular rapper, shared the news online while informing their fans that his burial will be held at Zografou Municipal Cemetery.

14. Young CK

Calvin Kagame, popularly known as Young CK, died on September 17, 2023 in Ottawa Canada. Despite his age, the young rapper left a mark in the industry and he had relocated to Canada to pursue his studies. Unfortunately, the exact cause of his death is still unknown, but the rapper is still remembered in Rwanda by his fans and family members.

15. Makado 600

Makavelle Sampson, popularly known as Makado 600, was found dead in his cell on September 29, 2023. The Chicago rapper had been accused of double homicide, but the exact cause of his death has not been disclosed yet. Despite being accused of double homicide, his fans paid tribute to him on various social media platforms.

16. President Davo

The Baltimore rapper was shot dead at the South Clifton Park on October 6, 2023. He was found with various wounds and taken to the hospital but he didn’t make it. He was shot while sitting on a porch and everything was captured on video. The police later arrested Earl Lee for the murder of the rapper.

17. Big Mota

The Memphis rapper’s life ended on September 27, 2023 after he was shot. His death left a huge hole in the industry as the rapper was known and loved for his unique raping style and raw lyricism.

18. Quaveon Robinson

The life of the 19 years old budding rapper died on October 28, 2023 after being on the support machine for a couple of days. He had been involved in a triple shooting on October 24 that also resulted in the death of 2 other people. One of the victims died on the spot while the others were taken to the hospital.

19. Mudd Bughatti

The Metro East rapper’s life ended on November 19, 2023, as he was driving across the Stan Musial Bridge. An unknown person opened fire, shooting him multiple times and killing him on the spot.

20. Mo Skillz

The Greek rap industry was in mourning on December 1, 2013, after Mo Skillz lost his life. Demosthenes Roussos suffered a cardiac arrest. He became popular after writing a song for Giovanni, a Brazilian player who played for Olympiakos FC.

Nikita Waruguru

Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.

Nikita Waruguruhttp://kenyalogue.com
Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.
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