SA Hip Hop has had a very tough year with some of it’s pioneer rappers dying in the year 2018. 5 Rappers Who Died In 2018 covers prominent rappers in South Africa and across the globe who left us in 2018 and had a huge impact on the hip hop community across and beyond borders.
5 Rappers Who Died In 2018
Jabulani Tsambo, better known by his stage name Hip Hop Pantsula, later shortened to HHP, was a South African Motswako rapper who performed in several languages, mostly in Setswana.
Linda Mkhize, better known by his stage name ProKid or PRO, was a South African rapper and Producer He was known for rapping in a mixture of South African township vernacular and English on township life or Kasi. He became famous following the release of his self-recorded record Soweto.
Ben Sharpa was a vetaran South African rapper who died at age 41 after being hospitalised for complications with diabetes. The rapper was one of the most most artists in the mid-2000s local hip hop scene.
Malcolm James McCormick, known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, and record producer. In 2010, he signed a record deal with Pittsburgh-based indie record label Rostrum Records. He subsequently began recording his debut studio album Blue Slide Park, and released it on November 8, 2011.
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper and singer–songwriter.