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200 Rappers Who Died In 2020 [Rap Rewind 2020]

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Shala Yisrael
Shala Yisrael
17 Jun 2021

Rappers That Died In 2020, Best Rap Songs 2020, Dead Rappers 2020

In 2020, the hip-hop community has suffered the loss of over 200 rappers who made great strides in the rap game. Arguably, one of the most devastating d3aths in 2020 was the passing of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke. The charismatic rhymer, who's credited for elevating the Brooklyn drill rap scene, was sh0t Los Angeles on Feb. 19, 2020. His d3ath stunned both his rap peers and devoted fans. Later on in the year, two Chicago rappers, FBG Duck and King Von, both di3d in separate sh00tings months apart from each other. Their d3aths have brought a dark cloud over the Chicago rap scene. Elsewhere, the COVID-19 pandemic certainly made life challenging in 2020 as well as devastating for families who lost loved ones to the virus. Bronx rhymer Fred The Godson was hospitalized for several weeks before he passed away from complications related to the coronavirus in April. Also, rappers like former Roots member Malik B and Jordan Groggs of the Arizona-based hip-hop group Injury Reserve passed away from unknown causes. But the majority of the rappers that passed away last year never made it on Hip-Hop media platforms and news outlets. Only a handful of cases have been reported and thus most people in Hip-Hop only mourn the d3aths of a handful of people. Hip-Hop is in a messed up place right now, I will show you what Hip-Hop media outlets have been hiding from us. We're losing hundreds of rappers and thousands of young people through sh00tings & drvg abvses but were still acting like everything is fine with this culture. Hip-Hop was created to mitigate the problems on the streets but we lost our principles over the past decades. I had to do an intense research to find information about the people in this list. No media outlet wants to report about rappers with "no cloud", they only create articles about popular artists to increase their own popularity. I went through various fan pages on social media, memorials & data bases to come up with this list.

Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe.

Old School “Hip-Hop” has music based prevalently on African American culture. Artists such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Eazy-E often rap about the struggles of growing up and the work they put in to get where they are today.

In popular songs such as “Changes” by Tupac and “Juicy” by Biggie Smalls, the artists explain how they went from “negative to positive” as Biggie put it.

Old school hip-hop is still popular today and is regarded as “classic” by many hip-hop fans.

“New school” hip-hop has different types of lyrics. Rappers from today’s generation sing typically about girls, money, and cars they have. Some even sing about how they do drgs, drink alchl, and party which sets a bad example for some listeners. Some of these rappers today did not have it as hard as rappers back in the old days.

People who grew up listening to Tupac, Biggie, Eazy-E, and so on typically do not enjoy hip-hop in today’s era. Songs written when rap was introduced were lyrically better because rappers were able to tell a story using words that rhyme and flow.

Some songs are also more appealing to fans because they can relate to the struggles their favorite rappers faced.

People of this generation are used to listening to new school hip-hop which is the most played genre on the radio. These same fans reject old school Hip-Hop as a part of the music genre. There are even rappers who know nothing about the most influential Hip-Hop artists.

Growing up listening to Eminem has caused me to fall in love with him as an artist. He introduced me to Hip-Hop. But I noticed a change in the music industry over the past few decades. This channel will document how Hip-Hop has evolved over the past 40+ years.
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