Tag Archives: R.I.P.

Fresh Out The Jacka Tribute Album

The news of The Jacka’s passing was, and still is a tough pill to swallow for rap fans in the Bay Area and all over the world. To help remember, appreciate and celebrate The Jacka, we’ve compiled a special tribute … Continue reading

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Tre-8 “Dey Scared Of Me” Smoke 1 Records

We dug up a gangsta press photo of the late New Orleans based rapper Tre-8 promoting his second full-length album “Dey Scared Of Me” released in 1997 on the label Smoke 1 Records and distributed by South Coast Music Group. R.I.P.

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O.G. Style I Know How To Play ‘Em!

Eric Woods was a rapper from Houston, Texas who began his career in 1986 as Prince Ezzy-E. In 1989, Woods changed his name to Original E after meeting producer DJ Big Boss. Together they formed the rap group O.G. Style … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Seagram Miller: 1970 – 1996

Seagram was from East Oakland’s 69 Ville housing projects and became the first West Coast rapper to be signed to the Houston based label Rap-A-Lot Records. He released three albums during his short lifetime, the first one in 1992 which … Continue reading

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Mac Dre Celebrity Crime Files Full Episode

The Mac may have been first, but the undisputed king of the Crestside (Vallejo, CA) for more than a decade was Andre Hicks, better known as Mac Dre, a pioneer of Bay Area independent rap who scored his first underground … Continue reading

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New Orleans Rapper Tre-8 Dead At 37 R.I.P.

Rap Music Guide is sad to announce that the New Orleans rapper and producer known as Tre-8 died on May 28th, 2011 due to complications from a car accident that occurred in Algiers, Louisiana. Tre-8’s mother, Tam McCallon Fischer, said … Continue reading

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Gil Scott-Heron “Godfather Of Rap” R.I.P.

Gil Scott-Heron the poet and musician, renowned as the Godfather of Rap, died at the age of 62 from unknown causes in New York on Friday May 27th, 2011. The music community first found out about Scott-Heron’s death when it … Continue reading

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