#Rapper

.Manhattan, New York, NY, USA
American rapper Biz Markie died on Friday. (Photo credit: Twitter/@jdwitherspoon)

  • Marcel Theo Hall, popularly known by his stage name Biz Markie, was born in Harlem, Manhattan
  • Markie shot to fame with his song 'Just A Friend' in the 1990s
  • A Hip Hop legend, Markie was regarded to have popularised beatboxing

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Biz Markie suffered a stroke after going into a diabetic coma. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Bootsy Collins)

  • American rapper Biz Markie died on Friday at the age of 57
  • He had dealt with health issues in recent years related to Type 2 diabetes
  • New York-born Biz Markie's debut album, 1988’s ‘Goin’ Off’, was a success

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Born Marcel Theo Hall on April 8, 1964, Markie spent his childhood in Long Island. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Immortal Technique)

Markie became a household name following the success of self-penned 'The Biz Never Sleeps'.

.Baltimore, MD, USA
Biz Markie is best known for 1989 hit "Just A Friend". (Photo Credit: @BizMarkie)

  • Biz Markie had complications with diabetes
  • Reportedly, Markie breathed his last in a Baltimore hospital on Friday
  • Last summer, Markie had to be hospitalised for an ailment relating to diabetes

.Georgia
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed that Durk and Cox were victims of a home invasion and aggravated assault. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ Lil Durk)

  • Rapper Lil Durk and his girlfriend India Cox were reportedly the targets of a violent home invasion
  • Multiple people broke into their home and exchanged gunfire with the couple
  • No one was injured in the incident

.Atlanta, GA, USA
Both Lil Durk and India were unharmed throughout the horrific event. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@lildurk)

  • Rapper Lil Durk and his girlfriend were the victims of an invasion and violent attack
  • The 28-year-old's home in Braselton was broken into by multiple unidentified individuals
  • The home invasion transpired approximately at 5 in the morning

.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Soon after he was hospitalised, the rapper's family said he was in a "vegetative" state. (Photo Credit: Instagram/ DMX)

  • Rapper DMX died on April 9 at the age of 50
  • He died from cardiac arrest due to cocaine intoxication
  • His posthumous album, Exodus, was released on May 28

.Paris, France
Rapper Lil Baby was in Paris with NBA Star James Harden for Fashion Week.(Photo credit: Instagram/@lilbaby)

  • Lil Baby was arrested on Thursday for allegedly carrying drugs
  • He was detained with one other person in the city and kept in custody
  • During the search, about 20 grams of cannabis grass were discovered

.Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lil Baby's real name is Dominique Armani Jones. (Photo credit: Instagram/@lilbaby)

  • Lil Baby is an American rapper, singer, and songwriter
  • Baby rose to mainstream fame in 2017 when he released his mixtape Perfect Timing
  • He is best known for his songs like “My Dawg”, “Freestyle”, “Yes Indeed” and “Drip Too Hard”

.Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Lil' Kim appeared at the 2021 BET Awards and took the stage to honor Queen Latifah. (Photo credit: Instagram/@lilkimthequeenbee)

  • Lil' Kim became the center of one of 50 Cent's social media jokes
  • Kim's style was criticized by 50 Cent for her BET Awards 2021 look
  • Rappers' long-awaited book arrives November 2 via Hachette Books