Today is Remembrance day and you should remember all those who have strapped on some boots to shove them in the faces of the overly wrong-headed who felt the best way to get along with people was to kill them. And this keeps happening. But putting the hate aside, there are some people in the music world who have passed and they should be remembered too for fighting for the music they love.
Tupac (2pac) – Changes
Probably one of the more prolific dead rap artists. He was smart, cool and knew where he came from and wanted to go. As things go, he’s better remembered for having died than what he did in life and it’s sad to see how he’s marketed as a commodity rather than a person with ideas. But listening to this, there’s a lot that can be learned about the man who lived.
The Notorious B.I.G – Big Poppa
Now this was the East coast warrior in during the mid 90s rap battling between the West and East coasts. Biggie and Tupac had some beef over the years during this rough time and in 96 when Tupac died, people thought Biggie may have had something to do with it ect, but then the following year Biggie was dead himself. The most mysterious part about all this was to this day, no one knows who killed either of them. However, P-diddy still succeeds biggie and carries on the legend.
Heavy D & The Boyz – The Overweight Lovers in the House
This one is actually a recent death. Apparently Mr. D collapsed and died. No murder, nothing to indicate he was having problems. I really don’t know much about Heavy D, but he’s got a good sound to him and I’m sure growing up I listed to him in passing.
Jacksoul – Can’t Stop
Haydain Neale’s death was one that quite tragic as he had quite a rough time after rising to his Canadian and international fame. His first incident was a traffic crash that put him in a coma for quite a while and he took a while to recover and tragically in 2009 died of lung cancer on the verge of releasing a new studio album.