THROUGHOUT 2021, multiple rappers have lost their lives from either disease or violence.

The most recent loss was Young Dolph, who was fatally shot on November 17, 2021.

Eight rappers have diedin 2021

So far in 2021, eight rappers have died.

Those rappers include:

Baby Ceo

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Baby Ceo, whose real name was Jonathan Brown, tragically lost his life on January 20, 2021 following a shooting.

The rapper was only 20-years-old at the time and had rose to fame as a teenager after taking to social media and posting songs about his violent lifestyle sprinkled with images of drugs and guns.

Prince Markie Dee

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Brooklyn native Mark Anthony Morales, who famously went by the stage name Prince Markie Dee, was known as an American rapper, songwriter, producer, actor, and radio personality.

He tragically passed away in February 2021, one day before his 53rd birthday, after suffering from congestive heart failure.

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One of the biggest losses of 2021 was Earl Simmons, who famously went by the stage name DMX.

The rapper passed away at the age of 50 on April 9, 2021, in White Plains, New York, following a cocaine-induced heart attack.

DMX had begun rapping in the early 1990s and released his debut album, It's Dark and Hell Is Hot, in 1998 which sold more than 250,000 copies within its first week.

Black Rob

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Bad Boy Records artists Robert Ross, who famously went by the stage name Black Rob, passed away on April 17, 2021 after suffering cardiac arrest.

He was famously known for the 2014 hit song Whoa!

Biz Markie

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Harlem rapper Marcel Theo Hall, who famously went by the stage name Biz Markie, passed away at the age of 57 on July 16, 2021.

His death had come after severe complications from Type 2 diabetes which had hospitalized him the year prior.

Markie was famously known for the 1989 hit single Just a Friend.


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Just weeks after Biz Markie's untimely death, Ronald Moore, who famously went by the stage name Gonzoe, passed away.

The rapper was shot and killed on July 29, 2021 at the age of 45.

Yung Kece

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20-year-old Marquis Lamar Hargrove, who famously went by the stage name Yung Kece, was reportedly gunned down on October 31, 2021.

He was best known for his singles Which Way? Dat Way, Leavin or Staying and No Love.

Young Dolph

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American rapper Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., passed away on November 17, 2021 after he was shot at Makeda's Cookies.

He was only 36-years-old at the time and was a father to two children.

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