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Gone too soon. Rappers we lost in 2022.

Throughout 2022, we have lost quite a few rappers and pioneers in the music industry who created a different sound and wave to Black culture and the world at large.

We pay respect to the rappers who have passed away in 2022 and the legacies that will continue to live:



Rest in Power: Rappers We Lost In 2022  was originally published on

1. Migos Rapper Takeoff Shot And Killed In Houston [November 1, 2022]

Migos Rapper Takeoff Shot And Killed In Houston [November 1, 2022] Source:General

According to early reports, Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Khari Ball, was in Houston, Texas along with fellow Migos member Quavo. The pair were reportedly attending a dice game when a confrontation occurred. The situation escalated and gunfire erupted. 

He was 28 years old. Read More Here: Migos Rapper Takeoff Shot And Killed In Houston

Also See: Who Shot Takeoff And Why Was He Shot? Houston Police Seek 2 Suspects

2. Coolio [September 28, 2022]

Coolio [September 28, 2022] Source:Getty

Coolio, the Grammy-winning rapper best known for hits like “Fantastic Voyage” and “Gangsta’s Paradise,” died on 9/28/22 at the age of 59. Read More here:

3. Desto [September 24, 2022]

Lil Uzi artist, Lotta Cash Desto, was identified as the victim of a fatal shooting on Richmond Ave. in Houston early Saturday morning. She was shot to death at a traffic light and a passenger in her vehicle was also injured. Read more here:

4. PnB Rock [September 12, 2022]

5. Pat Stay [September 4, 2022]

Drake went to Instagram to pay his respects saying “RIP to the Sucka Free Boss @patstay_902 one of my fav rappers ever,”

6. Trouble [June 5, 2022]

7. Lil Keed [May 14, 2022]

8. DJ Kay Slay (April 17, 2022)

9. Snootie Wild [February 26, 2022]

10. Tdott Woo [February 1, 2022]

Drill rapper TDott Woo lost his life in a shooting in Brooklyn, New York, in February. ABC News reports that the rapper (real name Tahjay Dobson) was outside when a bullet struck him. Woo was friends with Pop Smoke — one of the rappers who died in 2020 in a home invasion — and had apparently just finalized a recording contract with Million Dollar Records in the hours before his death. He was 22.

11. Wavy Navy Pooh [January 14, 2022]

Miami rapper Wavy Navy Pooh was killed in an ambush shooting as he drove with two young children.

12. J $tash [January 5, 2022]

Rapper J $tash died in a murder-suicide. He reportedly shot and killed his girlfriend, 27-year-old Jeanette Gallegos in front of her three children, in a California residence before turning the gun on himself. J $tash was from Florida and had gained attention for his 2014 song “Guerillas.”