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The rap community is mourning as news has surfaced early Saturday morning (Jan. 20) that artist Fredo Santana has passed away. Rising Texas rapper Maxo Kream made the sad revelation on social media. Artists like Drake, Lil’ Durk, Joey Badass, Lil’ B and more confirmed the rumors while sending their condolences in various posts on Twitter and Instagram. Born Derrick Coleman, Fredo Santana was 27-years-old at the time of his death. Currently there’s no confirmed reports as to the cause of death. Santana previously has been hospitalized for a seizure, along with liver and kidney failure.

The Chicago native is one of the key artists responsible for the city’s Drill music scene along with Chief Keef, Lil’ Durk, King Louie, Young Chop and Lil’ Reese.

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It’s with a heavy heart that we report the news that Reggie Ossé, better known as Combat Jack, has passed away after losing his battle with colon cancer. He was 53.

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Damn. Tough break for Meek.

According to CBS 3 Philadelphia’s Joe Holden, Meek Mill has been sentenced to 2 to 4 years in prison for probation violations. The MMG rapper was arrested for fighting at a St. Louis airport in March, and arrested again in August for recklessly driving his dirt bike in NYC.

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Exactly 15 years ago, Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell was murdered by an unidentified marksman in New York City. DJ to legendary rap trio Run D.M.C., his spirit lives on through his family including son TJ Mizzle — who followed his father footsteps on the turntables. After over a decade of investigation, the NYPD has officially declared the homicide a cold case.

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The status of Lil’ Wayne’s health and ongoing bout with epilepsy is once again being questioned after the Young Money rapper was hospitalized on Sunday (Sept. 3). The veteran MC was taken to a Chicago hospital after reportedly suffering multiple seizures.

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Prodigy, one-half of the legendary Mobb Deep, has passed away. He was 42-years-old. The tragic news was broken by Nas, who wrote “🙏🏾 QB RIP King P” on Instagram. Mobb Deep’s publicist later confirmed his passing to XXL, revealing that Prodigy had “some sort of health crisis” two days ago. It’s unclear whether this was related to P’s long-running battle with sickle cell disease.

Our condolences go out to Prodigy’s family and friends; this is a sad day in hip-hop.

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Back in late February, Young Dolph was shot at multiple times in Charlotte, North Carolina, during CIAA Weekend. No one was injured during the incident, which saw Dolph’s bullet proof SUV shot at up to 100 times. The shooting served as an inspiration behind Young Dolph’s Bulletproof, that released on April 1.

According to a new report by TMZ, fellow Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta turned himself in to police in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday in connection with the shooting.

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Kanye West’s “Saint Pablo” tour pulled into Sacramento’s Golden 1 Center on Saturday night (Nov. 20). Sadly for fans who paid their hard earned money, the show ended as quickly as it began. Only after performing three songs, the rapper/designer went into a 15-minute rant, and abruptly ended the concert to a sold-out crowd of booing fans.

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The recent beef between The Game and Meek Mill took a sudden twist when Beanie Sigel appeared on a diss track aimed at The Game last week. Never one to back down, The Game responded with a diss track of his own for the two Philly rappers. Recently, Beanie Sigel sat down with Persia Nicole of Philly’s 92Q, stating he made a mistake jumping into the beef and alleges that he helped Meek write some of the lyrics on their remix of Young M.A.’s “Ooouuu.”

That interview ruffled a lot of feathers, as The Game took to Instagram to report the State Property rapper was jumped by the Dreamchasers backstage at Puff Daddy and The Family’s Bad Boy reunion tour stop at Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Friday night (Sep. 23). Now, footage of the incident has surfaced online.

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Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo was killed in a deadly car accident early this morning in Fulton county. According to reports, a vehicle that Shawty was riding in on I-285 in Atlanta jumped a guard jail, then hit two trees before bursting into flames.

The Georgia native was just 40-years-old at the time of his death. RIP.

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