A List of Musicians Who Died Too Soon
By Lisa Lee Lucas | 18 January 2018
USA UK NEWS — With the shocking death of XXXTentacion today, and the shooting of Jimmy Wopo — a Pittsburgh rapper who was shot on the same day as XXXTentacion — many are wondering just how many rappers and hip hop artists have died in 2018. Sadly, the answer is far too many. Here is a list of the musicians whom we know were killed since January 1, 2018. This is a developing story.
XXXTentacion: June 18, 2018 — XXXTentacion was shot and killed while shopping for a motorcycle in Florida. His last live stream video, which he filmed just hours before his death, included concerns that he might die and talk about what he wanted to happen if he did. You can see the video in Heavy’s story here.
A1 Lil Tony: May 2, 2018 — Antonio Lamont Harper, a local rapper in Waldorf, Maryland, was shot multiple times and killed as he got out of his car around 10 p.m. and was walking up the stairs to an apartment with his uncle. He was only 20, WTOP reported.
Louis Robinson, Jr.: May 2018 — Robinson, 29, was shot and killed in north Baton Rouge, The Advocate reported. He was a local rapper known as Louis Badazz and had recently seen success from his song “Let ME Thru Dis B,” performed in 2016 at Southern University’s Human Jukebox. He was an Army veteran and the father of three. […]