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Hip Hop is Dead

On February 24, 1995, Eazy-E was admitted into Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles with what he believed to be asthma. Instead he was diagnosed with AIDS. He announced his illness in a public statement on March 16. Eazy’s sexual activity began at the age of twelve and resulted in not only a fatal disease, but seven children with six different women.[11][30][31] He died due to “complications from AIDS” one month after his diagnosis, on March 26, 1995, at approximately 6:35 PM (Pacific time). He was 31 years old. During the week of March 20, having already made amends with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, Eazy-E drafted his last message to fans. One week after the release of that message, Eazy succumbed to the disease.[9][32] Eazy was buried at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California.[33][34] In November 1995, shortly after Eazy-E’s death, Str8 off tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton was released.[4][35]

Some in hip hop have questioned the circumstances around Eazy E’s death, including Bone Thugs-n-Harmony in November 2009[36] and B.G. Knocc Out in August 2011,[37] who have said that Eazy E’s death was very sudden for a case of AIDS and that he was still in good health until shortly before his passing.

 

On September 7, 1996 At approximately 11:15 pm, a white, four-door, late-model Cadillac with an unknown number of occupants pulled up to the sedan’s right side, rolled down a window, and rapidly fired gunshots at Shakur. He was hit in the chest, pelvis, and his right hand and thigh.[9][89] One of the rounds went into Shakur’s right lung.[90] Knight was hit in the head by fragmentation, though it is thought[by whom?] that a bullet grazed him.[91] The bodyguard, Frank Alexander, stated that when he was about to ride along with the rapper in Knight’s car, Shakur asked him to drive the car of Shakur’s fiancée Kidada Jones instead, in case they needed additional vehicles from Club 662 back to the hotel. The bodyguard reported in his documentary, Before I Wake, that shortly after the assault, one of the convoy’s cars drove off after the assailant but he never heard from the occupants.[92]

 

On March 9, 1997 By 12:45 a.m., the streets were crowded with people leaving the event. Wallace’s truck stopped at a red light 50 yards (46 m) from the museum. A black Chevrolet Impala SS pulled up alongside Wallace’s truck. The driver of the Impala, an African American male dressed in a blue suit and bow tie, rolled down his window, drew a 9 mm blue-steel pistol and fired at the GMC Suburban; four bullets hit Wallace.[10] Wallace’s entourage rushed him to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where doctors performed an emergency thoracotomy, but he was pronounced dead at 1:15 a.m.

 

Excluding his adolescence, Big Pun struggled with a weight problem for most of his life; his weight fluctuated in the early 1990s between obese and morbidly obese. Big Pun partook in a weight-loss program in North Carolina, in which he lost 80 pounds (36 kg), but he eventually quit the program before completing it, returning to New York and gaining back the weight he had lost.[5] On February 7, 2000, Big Pun suffered a fatal heart attack and respiratory failure while temporarily staying with family at a Crowne Plaza Hotel in White Plains, New York during a home renovation. Pun was pronounced dead at the hospital after paramedics could not revive him. Big Pun was at his highest weight at the time of his death: 698 pounds.[10] He was cremated a few days later. His second album, Yeeeah Baby, was released two months later. Big Pun is survived by his wife, Liza, and their three children, Amanda (born 1991), Vanessa (born 1993), and Christopher (born 1994)

 

Soon we will be releasing a new Color way of our ‘Hip Hop is Dead’Tee in Black.

“We here at Rx Unltd love the hip hop culture. This design is a small way to show our love to some of hip hops pioneers who didn’t get to see just how much of an impact they made. R.I.P RX UNLTD EXCLUSIVE!”

 

FUN FACT: We kept them all in the same order that they passed in R.I.P

    Published: June 13, 2013

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