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Biz Markie, pioneering beatboxer and ‘Just A Friend’ rapper, dies at 57

July 22, 2021

Biz Markie, an American original born Marcel Theo Hall and a larger-than-life hip-hop figure, has died at the age of 57. Known widely for a career spanning back to 1986, Hall went on to become a beloved cultural figure later in life, celebrated for his spirited personality as much as his massive 1989 hit, “Just… [Read More]

DMX, rapper and actor, dies at 50

April 15, 2021

DMX, a rapper known as much for his troubles as his music, died on April 9, 2021, his family announced in a statement. He was 50. “We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by… [Read More]