The Death Row Records Hit List

The Hit List is an original Project Astral series that explores deaths in the hip hop universe.   Death Row Records employees and artists symbolized gangsta rap throughout the 1990s and instilled fear into anyone who crossed their path.  Death Row’s connections to street gangs such as the Bloods (Piru) and Crips allowed them to […]

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NIPSEY HUSSLE

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK NIPSEY HUSSLE Born Ermias Joseph Asghedom August 15, 1985 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Died March 31, 2019 (aged 33) Los Angeles, California, U.S. When I posted Mac Miller as a TIME MACHINE POET a few weeks ago, I never expected I’d be doing one for another rap artist so soon….  […]

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Mac Miller

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK MAC MILLER Born Malcolm James McCormick January 19, 1992 Point Breeze, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S. Died September 7, 2018 (aged 26) Studio City, Los Angeles, California, U.S. I became a fan of Mac Miller via his features with AB Soul, Curren$y, Freddie Gibbs and Wiz Khalifa; I started to look more […]

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Freddie Gibbs

TIME MACHINE POET OF THE WEEK FREDDIE GIBBS Born June 14, 1982 (age 36) Gary, Indiana, U.S. We are now announcing only the second time we have named a living person for our “Time Machine Poet of the Week” tribute.  Hailing from the streets of Gary, Indiana; Freddie Gibbs has created his own stylized flow, equipped […]

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