2020 has been a rough year for a lot of us; though, it has been rougher for many than others. It always hurt to lose a family member but that pain is magnified when it’s to gun violence. Combine that with the victim being a popular rap star, it can be unimaginable. Hip-Hop and the streets have always been intertwined since the birth of the culture. However, it seems as the years go by the thin lines of what’s rap and what’s the streets are getting more blurred than ever. With names such as Pop Smoke, King Von, Lil Marlo, FBG Duck, and more we’ve lost various talents in this year. We send our condolences to the friends and family to everyone on this list and may their music continue to live on for years to come.

KING VON

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Popular Songs: Crazy Story, Took Her To The O, How It Go, Broke Opps

Death: Murdered in the midst of fight in Atlanta outside of the Monaco Hookah Lounge. Suspect, Timothy Leeks, is currently incarcerated in connection to King Von’s murder.

POP SMOKE

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Popular Songs: Welcome To The Party, Dior, The Woo, PTSD

Death: Killed during a home invasion in Hollywood Hills, California after accidently leaking his address to Instagram. Five suspects, three adults and two juveniles, said to be affiliated with the LA based gang, Hoover Criminals, were arrested in connection to the murder.

FBG DUCK

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Popular Songs: Slide, I’m From 63rd, Juice, Chicago Legends

Death: Murdered in a upscale retail shopping area in Chicago. After walking out of a retail store, FBG Duck, born Carlton Weekly, was approached by four people who appeared out of two cars. The four suspects unloaded their weapons firing at the rapper. FBG Duck would be pronounced dead due to multiple gun shot wounds at Northwestern Memorial Hospital after doctors attempted to perform surgery to save his life. No suspects have been arrested.

KJ BALLA

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Popular Songs: Cookin Up, R8 featuring Jay Gwuapo, Strangers, Switch The Game

Death: Murdered in the East New York section of Brooklyn, New York. Shot one time in the torso during a drive by shooting. No suspects have been arrested in connection to his murder.

NICK BLIXKY

Hometown: Brooklyn, New York

Popular Songs: Drive The Boat featuring 22Gz & Nas Blixky, Pay Attention, Jet Li Pt. 2 featuring 22Gz, Jet Li

Death: One month away from dropping his debut project Nick Blicky was murdered in Brooklyn, New York. The rapper was found unconscious and unresponsive due to multiple gunshot wounds to his torso and buttocks. He was pronounced dead at New York City Health & Hospitals/King County. Back in June, Caliph Glean was arrested in Philadelphia and fingered as a possible suspect in the murder. He was charged with illegally possessing ammunition.

BANDGANG JIZZLE P

Hometown: Detroit, Michigan

Popular Songs: Federal, Ain’t No Secret, Ice featuring Peezy, Secure The Bag

Death: Killed on the Westside of Detroit while sitting in a driveway in front of his mother. Jizzle P would be sitting in a Chrysler 300 with a friend or relative when a unknown suspect fired multiple shots into the vehicle. A nearby neighbor would claim to have heard at last eight shots go off during the shooting. No suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting.

BIZZIE GAMBINO

Hometown: St. Louis, Missouri

Popular Songs: Can’t Stand It, My Hitta, Back In The Freezer, Promises

Death: Bizzie Gambino was murdered in Florissant, Missouri in the 600 block of Starlet Drive. He would be killed by his own brother, William T. Miller, in the midst of a argument that the two were having. He was shot once in the upper body and pronounced dead at the scene. Miller was charged with the murder of his brother in October 2020.

LIL MARLO

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Popular Songs: The Real 1, Da Spot, 1st & 3rd featuring Lil Baby & Future, Curb Service

Death: QC artist and Lil Baby affiliate, Lil Marlo, was shot dead in Atlanta, Georgia. A call would come in to authorities reporting a car accident on Interstate 285 in downtown Atlanta. When police arrived on the scene they discovered that a man had been shot multiple times while driving. The man would soon after be revealed to be Lil Marlo. No suspects have been arrested in connection to the murder.

BRIS

Hometown: Sacramento, California

Popular Songs: Need Hammy, First 42 Hours, Panhandling

Death: Murdered in a shooting in Sacramento, California. Police responded to shots being fired near Franklin Boulevard and Fruitridge Road. When they arrived on the scene they discovered the victim was Sacramento rap star Bris. The shooting would take place after a ‘solo vehicle collision’. In September 19-year-old Moses Hirschfield was arrested in the North Sacramento, California area in connection to the murder. He would be booked on homicide charges.

YNC FEEZY

Hometown: Memphis, Tennessee

Popular Songs: Glock 19, How It Go featuring Action Pack, Up The Score

Death: YNC Feezy was murdered in Memphis, Tennessee. Memphis Police Officers were called to a shooting in the 3200 block of Morning View Drive, when they arrived they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. 20-year-old, YNC Feezy, born Tavarious Jones and 23-year-old Ladarious Scott were both shot on the scene. They would be transferred to Regional One Medical Center where Scott would survive but YNC Feezy would be pronounced dead. No suspects have been arrested in connection to the shooting.