How many American rappers were murdered

The tragedy of the US rap scene: a generation of music is extinguished

The death of hip-hop hope Juice Wrld ("Lucid Dreams") shocks the rap scene.

The acclaimed US rapper was only 21 years old when he died on Sunday morning after a seizure at Midway Airport in his hometown of Chicago. The exact cause of death is still unclear, and a first autopsy did not produce any clear results. Investigators assume an overdose of prescription drugs.

He allegedly had swallowed a large number of pills before his attack, in the hopes of being able to hide them from the police. The 21-year-old is said to have been on the drug Percocet, a combination of the pain reliever paracetamol and the opioid oxycodone.

During the search of Juice Wrld's luggage and the bags of his entourage, in addition to weapons and ammunition, 41 vacuum-sealed bags of marijuana and six bottles of a prescription cough syrup containing codeine were found in his private jet, investigators reported.

An FBI officer was still trying to save the rapper's life with two doses of the emergency drug Narcan, which is given when an opioid overdose is suspected. The emergency services rushed to do their best, but could not save the 21-year-old. About an hour after landing, Juice Wrld was pronounced dead in a hospital.

A whole generation of music is extinguishing itself

Another young artist who was torn from life as early as a shocking number of other US rappers who are the idols of an entire generation of music. And it was always drugs, violence or both ...

Five tragic deaths from the past three years:

► The Grammy nominee Rapper Nipsey Hussle (civil: Ermias Joseph Asghedom) was shot dead on March 31, 2019 in an argument in the parking lot of his clothes store in Los Angeles. After the fact, the man accused of murdering the then 33-year-old rapper escaped in a white Chevrolet Cruze, but was later caught. Eric Holder Jr. is still waiting for his trial, the trial has been scheduled for February 19, 2020.

▶ ︎ There was also a terrible death Mac Miller, the ex of pop star Ariana Grande (26). His personal assistant found the US rapper on September 7, 2018 at around 11:30 a.m. in his home in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles (California, USA). Mac Miller lay lifeless on his bed in a prayer-like position. The assistant called the ambulance, who was there 16 minutes later, but could only determine the death of the 26-year-old.

According to forensic medicine, Mac Miller died from an accidental overdose of drugs, medication, and alcohol. According to the autopsy report, cocaine and the strong pain reliever fentanyl were detected.

US rapper XXXTentacion (“SAD!” Real name Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy) was only 20 years old - shot in his car in Florida. According to his lawyer David Bogenschutz, XXXTentacion was the victim of a robbery on June 18, 2018. He died from his gunshot wounds an hour later. The four alleged perpetrators: Trayvon Newsome, Robert Allen, Michael Boatwright and Dedrick Williams are waiting for their trial, the trial dates have still not been set.

▶ ︎ Just a few hours after XXXTentacion was killed, the hip-hop scene suffered another death. US rapper Jimmy Wopo (civil: Travon Smart), who was still at the beginning of his career, was shot, like his already famous colleague, on June 18, 2018. The 21-year-old, who already had three children, was shot dead in a car in Pittsburgh by a stranger. His co-driver survived the attack, Jimmy Wopo could not be saved.

► Also US rapper Lil Peep (Bourgeois: Bourgeois Gustav Elijah Åhr) was only 21 years old. Actress and singer Bella Thorne's ex-boyfriend, 22, died on November 15, 2017 of an overdose of the narcotic fentanyl and the anti-anxiety drug Xanax.

Juice Wrld rapped "We won't get older than 21"

"What's the 27 Club? We ain't making it past 21 ", rapped Juice Wrld in his track" Legends ", released in 2018 - based on the club of dead rock'n'rollers from Jimi Hendrix to Kurt Cobain. Translated this means: “What is Club 27? We will not get older than 21. "

This song was dedicated to his dead colleagues Lil Peep and XXXTentacion, whom Juice Wrld himself followed in such a tragic way. And you have the bad and sad premonition that more young rap talents will perish ...

Basketball player Larry Sanders, 31, sees the glorification of drugs in today's rap business as a serious problem, and he is not alone in that.

"These children start really early and make drugs part of their culture," Sanders told the US portal "TMZ". “It's an epidemic. Hopefully young people can learn from these terrible mistakes and make better decisions. But somehow it always seems to end the same way. "