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An alleged suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion has been arrested.  Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested on Wednesday and has been charged with first-degree murder. Taylor Gang rapper, Jimmy Wopo was also murdered in a separate shooting in Pittsburgh. His killer remains at large. 

In light of these two recent deaths in hip-hop, check out our gallery of other rappers who lost their lives to gun violence.


10 Rappers Who Lost Their Lives To Gun Violence  was originally published on

1. Magnolia Shorty

New Orleans rapper and Cash Money recording artist Magnolia Shorty was shot and killed on December 20, 2010, while pulling in to the gated apartment complex in which she lived. 26 bullets were shot into her vehicle. Four suspected rival gang members were indicted on murder charges.

2. Lor Scoota

Baltimore rapper Lor Scoota was shot and killed while sitting in his car as he left an anti-violence event at Morgan State University on June 25, 2016. Authorities believe Scoota’s alleged killer, Cortez Mitchell, targeted him in retaliation for Scoota’s friend shooting a friend of his.