From the article: Fallen Soldiers: 10 Most Memorable Hip-Hop Deaths of the 2000s
Hip-hop has witnessed some devastating losses in the last 10 years or so. If you had the power of resurrection, which one of these fallen soldiers would you bring back to life? Share Your Thoughts
- MC Breed passed in 2008 he should be up here as well and nate dogg
- —Guest ATLKING29
No question, Tupac Shakur
- He had the most upside and potential as not only an artist, but a leader of the people. This is what separates him from the others on this list, he's on a different level. Pac could have been more than an artist
- —Guest 2pac
- I would bring back Nate Dogg, he was smooth and his voice was so deep
- —Guest Ice Lady
Big L or Big Pun
- Remembering this guy bring his raw & dark style to hip hop is rare today, so many try to Master his type of style but seemingly doesn't come close to Big Ls style, he has NaS's NY flow & delivery and Tech N9nes dark raw sound but "Ls" Punchlines, Slang & Originality is one of a kind, too bad he passed so quick after only releasing 1 album while he was alive. I feel Hip Hop had been robbed from when we lost Big L, from his catchy hook & witty punchlines on "Put It On" to his dark flow & grim sound on "Danger Zone". Big L deserved to shine & be recognized just as much as Pac, Biggie & ODB but we lost him so early. But If not Big L then Big Pun, he just had THAT fluent flow and those amusing & creative punchlines. Unlike Big L though, he released at least 1 more album then Big L while alive. So seeing Big Pun develop more would have been fantastic as well but again we lost another great MC. So RIP 2 all everyone who has contributed to Hip Hop, Thank you.
- he is real definition of an MC. the only one to do it however he wanted whenever he wanted. RIP
- —Guest DirtDog
- If it weren't for Eazy-e rap would not be what it is today, no Eazy, no Dre, no Deathrow, no Snoop, no Ice Cube , the list goes on and on
- —Guest theEternal E
J Dilla (jay dee)
- Best producer by far, produced many classics in such a short space of time.
- —Guest jbry92
- Eyedea, everybody is going mainstream, but Eyedea paired up with his best friend DJ Abilities was a great combo. Were definitely on their way up together.
- —Guest Joe
Scott La Roc
- Not a rapper but if Scott wasn killed back in 87 BDP might have been the best group ever, not just KRS being the best MC
- —Guest ed jones
- If you listen to any of his tracks, you will know why.
- —Guest youngbeaner333
- Big L,because he was the king of punchlines and he died very young,so he didn't had the chance to blow up like 2Pac or Biggie.
- —Guest hustlerlt
- TUPAC BABY, I'D DIG D GRAVE TO BRING HIM BACK TO LIFE!
- —Guest Shaunny Boy
- It definitely has to be Ol' Dirty Bastard. For all the people who never got to see the entire clan live together, all would kill for that opportunity. I would pay upwards of a $1000 to see all of them united again
- —Guest Wu-Tang Killa Beez
- Definitely Big Pun. I mean, here's a rapper that has everything you need- and he's dead. Irony.
- —Guest Dogbiscut
- I wonder the negative effect Proof's death had on Eminem. Had he never passed we may be blessed with multiple albums over the passed years. Instead Em fought drug addiction and only produced one record over these years.
- —Guest JonnyT
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