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Top 10 Famous Rappers Shot to death



By Balogun Kamilu Lekan


Umar Shakur, famously known as 2Pac, is one of the greatest rappers of all time.

He was killed on the 13th of September 1996 at the age of 25 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Umar was shot four times near the gambling city’s lavish strip and taken to the hospital afterwards. 

The rapper died about a week after sustaining four bullet wounds. There have been no arrests in connection with his death since then.

The Notorious BIG

Christopher Wallace, famously known as The Notorious B.I.G., is also one of the greatest rappers of all time.

B.I.G’s career was cut short when he was shot in Los Angeles in 1997 by unknown gunmen

According to some, his death was a retaliation for the murder of 2Pac, as some believed he was involved in his assassination.

The rapper travelled to Los Angeles to promote his upcoming album, Life After Death. His car stopped for the red light on Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue before the gunmen attacked him.


Takeoff, the youngest member of the rap group, Migos, was found dead outside a bowling alley in Downtown Houston on November 1, 2022. He was believed to have died from a gunshot wound. 

The rapper was at the peak of his career when he was shot. Takeoff, alongside other members of the Migos rap group, dominated the rap scene and parties around the world with their hit songs like “Bad and Boujee,” “Stir Fry,” “Motorsport,” “Versace,” “T-Shirt,” “Walk It Talk It”, and more. 


AKA was shot dead in a drive-by shooting in Durban, South Africa, at a nightclub party at Yugo Nightclub on the 10th of February, 2023. 

Before the dastard incident, AKA posted his location on his Instagram. After a meal before the shooting, he stepped outside a restaurant with his bodyguard and a friend.

Forbes was shot six times and couldn’t survive the shots. He died alongside his friend, but his bodyguard survived the shooting with injuries.

AKA was 35 at the time of his death

Pop Smoke

On February 19, 2020, Bashar Barakah Jackson, famously known as Pop Smoke, was pronounced dead at a hospital in West Hollywood. 

Pop Smoke was shot after a home invasion. He was 20 years old at the time of his death


On June 18, 2018, XXXTentacion was shot during a daylight robbery at Riva’s MotorSports in Pompano Beach, Florida.

During a hearing in Broward County Court, a CCTV film showed the rapper strolling inside the dealership, followed by two individuals who bought masks and then exited.

The rapper is seen getting back into his £115,000 BMW and ready to depart the parking lot when he is stopped by a dark-coloured Dodge Journey 44.

Two masked males are seen getting out of the car’s passenger side doors and racing over to him on video footage. A struggle ensues, and he is fatally shot at point-blank range. According to investigators, the individuals fled the scene with a Louis Vuitton bag holding $50,000 in cash.

Nipsey Hussle

Nipsey Hussle died from his injuries after being shot numerous times in front of his store, The Marathon Clothing, on March 31, 2019.

The next day, Hussle was supposed to meet with the president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners and the city’s chief of police to discuss strategies to combat gang violence.

King Von

On November 6, 2020, early on a Friday morning, King Von was a victim of gunfire in Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Department stated that three people were killed and three injured in a shooting outside Monaco Hookah Lounge in which the rapper was involved.

Young Dolph

Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., also known as Young Dolph, was shot and killed in his hometown of South Memphis in 2021 while purchasing cookies from Makeda’s Cookies for his annual Thanksgiving gift.

The artist, who resides primarily in Atlanta, had plans to distribute turkeys in his former neighbourhood.

After going to the cookie shop, where he was shot and killed, he intended to attend the event. The police eventually apprehended both of the gunmen involved in the murder.

Drakeo the Ruler

Rapper Drakeo the Ruler was assassinated on December 18, 2021,. In his hometown of Los Angeles, it took place behind the scenes at a festival. Around forty individuals surprised Drakeo. One of them fatally knifed him.


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