Top 10 Greatest Deceased Rappers
Ol' Dirty Bastard: ODB's eccentric personality, unorthodox delivery, and lyrical innovation were pivotal in shaping the sound of Wu-Tang Clan.
Prodigy (Mobb Deep: Prodigy's gritty realism and evocative storytelling, both as a solo artist and a member of Mobb Deep.
Nipsey Hussle: Nipsey's dedication to his community and his commitment to uplifting others through his music and entrepreneurship made him a beloved figure.
Mac Miller: Mac's vulnerability, musical versatility, and introspective lyrics endeared him to fans.
The Notorious B.I.G: Biggie's storytelling prowess, unique flow, and raw authenticity elevated him to legendary status.
Big L: Renowned for his intricate wordplay and lyrical skill, Big L's potential was tragically cut short.
Jam Master Jay (Run-D.M.C: As the DJ for Run-D.M.C., Jam Master Jay's innovative turntablism.
Eazy-E: A pioneer of gangsta rap and co-founder of N.W.A., Eazy-E's unapologetic style and business acumen helped shape West Coast hip-hop.
Guru (Gang Starr): Guru's smooth delivery and socially conscious lyrics, alongside DJ Premier's production, helped define the sound of Gang Starr.
Tupac Shakur: Known for his poignant lyricism and socially conscious themes, Tupac's impact on rap and culture is immeasurable.