There are many artists who continue to live with us through their work. Whether they sought recognition or not, none of them could have known just how famous they would become posthumously. So here’s a list of the top 6 people who made a profound impact on society as well as culture even after their death.
1.JUICE WRLD – (2nd December 1998 – 8th December 2019)
Jarad Anthony Higgins, known professionally as Juice Wrld, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, born in Chicago, Illinois. His song “Lucid Dreams” has been played on the music streaming platform Spotify over one billion times. Lucid Dreams” and his earlier hit single “All Girls Are The Same” helped him gain a recording contract with Lil Baby’s Grade A Production and Interscope Records. Juice Wrld, who had an active career from 2015 -2019, released two studio albums and over 20 singles.
Some of his songs are Lucid Dreams, Bandits, Moonlight, Robbery, Legends which he dedicated to his late friends XXXTentacion and Lil Peep and many more songs. He died as a result of seizure induced by acute oxycodone and codeine intoxication
- XXXTentacion – (23th January 1998 – 18th June 2018)
Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, known professionally as XXXTentacion, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and musician. Despite being a controversial figure due to his widely publicized legal issues. XXXTentacion released four studio albums before his death. Some of his songs inlcudes Changes, Bad, Sad, Moonlight etc. XXXTentacion died from gun bullet wounds after he was accidentally shot.
- Mac Miller (19th January 1992 – 7th September 2018)
Malcolm James McCormick, known professionally as Mac Miller, was an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He had six studio albums and hit songs like Donald Trump, self-care, Good news, Blue world. He died at 26 after complications from accidental overdose of Cocaine, Xanax and alcohol in 2018. He was often regarded as the 4th best white rapper.
- Nipsey Hussle (15th August 1985 – 31st March 2019)
Ermias Joseph Asghedom, known professionally as Nipsey Hussle, was an American rapper, activist, and entrepreneur. Nipsey who was active from 2005 – 2019 had 1 studio album and 49 singles. Such as Grinding all my life, Blue laces, Racks in the Middle, Double up and more. Hussle die from gun bullet wounds in 2019
- Biggie Smalls (21st May 1972 – 9th March 1997)
Christopher George Latore Wallace, better known by his stage names The Notorious B.I.G., Biggie Smalls, or simply Biggie, was an American rapper. Rooted in the New York rap scene and gangster rap traditions, he is considered one of the greatest rappers of all time. He had 7 albums in total and was active from 1992 – 1997 before his death from Gunshot wounds. Songs includes Hypnotize, Big Poppa, Dead Wrong and Juicy which was known to be his best song.
- 2pac Shakur (16th June 1971 – 13th September 1996)
Tupac Amaru Shakur, popularly known by his stage name 2Pac, was an American rapper and actor. He is considered by many as one of the most significant rappers of all time. He was known for his gangster rap, he came up with 11 albums before and after his death. He died from Gunshot wounds in 1996 from a drive-by- shooting after 6 years of his musical career from 1990 – 1996. His songs include Dear Mama, Changes, Two of Americas most wanted, Brenda Got a baby, to my unborn child and so many more.