Tribute: Some of our music community losses in 2020
We’re not even half way through 2020 and already we’re aware of close to 70 members of the hip-hop/urban music community that have passed away. Some passed away due to COVID-19 related complications or other health issues, and some died for reasons still unknown or made public.
Sadly, over half of the people listed (mostly male) were victims of gang related gun violence. There are 35 people on the list that were killed in a shooting. Many of the victims were between the ages of 16 and 25 at the time of their deaths.
We apologize for anyone we missed, or for any information listed inaccurately. We tried our best to compile the list below based on news reports, obituaries and occasionally Wikipedia entries. The table below lists the persons artist name, the date they died, the reason, and where it happened. We will update the chart if and when we discover inaccurate info.
Moments before we published this post, we got word that the victim of a Toronto Entertainment District shooting earlier in the day was in fact Northside Jane rapper Houdini. He was only 21.
Our condolences to the family, friends and fans of all those who have passed.
2020 Music Industry Deaths
5 Ways to Support HipHopCanada:
- Submit Your Music
- Follow Canadian Fresh (HipHopCanada’s Spotify Playlist)
- Follow us on Instagram
- Follow us on Twitter
- Like us on Facebook
Song of the Day
/ 20 hours ago
Bursting onto the scene is Zimbabwe-born, Canadian hip-hop newcomer Charmaine, with her début single...
/ 22 hours ago
Up-and-coming Ottawa rapper Sam Hoss is back with fresh visual support for his EP...
/ 2 days ago
Toronto rapper Bishop Brigante has revealed he’ll be featured on a new single by...