From genre pioneers to modern visionaries, take a look back at the artists who passed away this year.
December 29, 2021
The legendary hip-hop group collaborated extensively with Markie throughout the 1990s.
July 17, 2021
Flea, Bootsy Collins, Public Enemy, and Ice Cube also honor the late hip-hop icon.
The rapper passed away due to complications from diabetes .
July 16, 2021
The 57-year-old rapper is alive and receiving "medical care".
July 1, 2021
The 56-year-old rapper "is receiving the best care from an amazing team of medical professionals and we remain positive about the outcome," according to his representative.
July 25, 2020
MC Hammer leads a summer US trek with assistance from Sir Mix-a-Lot, Sisqo, En Vogue, Coolio, and more.
February 27, 2019
Die Cut features The Mars Volta's Deantoni Parks, tUnE-yArDs, and actress Erika Christensen.
October 6, 2017
These often overshadowed gems helped kick off the golden age of hip-hop.
July 7, 2017