5 Recent Deaths Of Rising Rappers Affiliated With Stars


Early this morning, unfortunate news broke that Philly rapper Meek Mill’s affiliate Lil Snupe was murdered. While details about the killing have been scant, several artists including DJ Khaled and Turk have expressed their condolences to Snupe’s family in this time of turmoil.

Snupe, a Louisiana native, met Meek Mill while he was on a tour stop in Louisiana, where Snupe apparently passed him a demo CD. An hour later, Meek signed Snupe to his Dream Chasers imprint. His most recent work, which came out just two months ago, was his February mixtape R.N.I.C. 

The entire XXL staff is extremely sympathetic to Snupe’s untimely passing, but since the passing of rapper’s affiliates doesn’t seem to be a rare occurrence (especially recently), we decided to put together a short list of unfortunate deaths of rappers’ affiliates, from Joey Bada$$’s friend Capital STEEZ to Waka Flocka and Gucci Mane’s close confidant Slim Dunkin.

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  • Cocaine Howie

    Surprised Freddie E. wasn’t on this list too

  • Dana Sterling

    blood sacrifices

  • World’s Champion

    r.i.p lil snupe, real talk i was just looking at his instagram and thinking he was moving to fast, syrup , too much trees that something wild my heart goes out to his family!

  • Doug Linares

    #LongLiveSteelo forever missed by our generation. i will truly miss him and wont stop playing his music.

  • Steez

    What about Billboard who was associated with Game, dude went hard. Also Mausberg, who was affiliated with Dj Quik.

  • Mike Chong

    It’s all the illuminati merking niggaz who refuse to sell their soul for fame (cuz they earn it and are seen as a threat).

  • Qavious PhattHeadd Dixon

    R.I.P LiL Snupe

  • AZ40

    I didn’t even believe that Party Arty died when I first heard it, and the kid Steez just made me really sad since I had been dealing with my own issues and dark thoughts, shit kinda blew my mind cuz he never really had a chance to get started at his rap career, really wanted to hear more

  • Tez

    I an old hip hop head from Detroit, MI & currently a partner in an accounting firm. We’ve been dealing w/tragedies like this for decades. DJ Scott La Rock was shot & killed from Boogie Down Productions who was KRS One’s homey. Young brothas, it’s easy to pull a trigger but much harder to talk through issues. Man up, TALK.

  • JBX3

    No Lil Phat? Trill Fam..Trill Ent… Free Boosie

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  • New Jack Stacks

    No Lil Phat?

  • corleonee

    better not mention dunkin name unless you talkin tim. rip dunk. lights onnnn