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List Rules Famous hip hop artists who have been found guilty of murder

Are these rappers guilty of homicide? B*tch, they might be. Several famous rappers and hip-hop stars have been convicted of murder. Some of these musicians got off on lesser charges, while others are spending the rest of their lives in prison. One famous rapper even turned himself in after a murder case went cold.

Who is the most famous rapper who has killed? Gucci Mane tops our list. In 2005, Gucci Mane and his entourage were attacked by a group of men. He and his friends shot at the men, and one of the attackers ended up dead. He was charged with murder, though he always said that his actions were in self-defense. The charges were eventually dropped.

In 2010, G. Dep confessed to a cold case murder that he committed in 1993. He was convicted of second-degree murder in 2011, and was sentenced to 15-years to life in prison. In 2003, Big Lurch was sentenced to life in prison for murder and aggravated mayhem associated with the 2002 death of Tynisha Ysais. The victim's chest was torn open, and bite marks were found on her body. Big Lurch is serving time at the California State Prison, Sacramento.

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Kidd Creole is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 15 Rappers Who Have Killed People
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Rapper Kidd Creole - whose real name is Nathaniel Glover - was arrested in August 2017 after fatally stabbing a homeless man in New York City. Glover was one of the founding members of the 1980s hip hop group Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five. According to police, he and an unnamed homeless man got into an altercation just before midnight on July 31. Glover stabbed the man several times, and he later died. 

Genres (Music): Hip hop music

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Sugar Hill Records, Elektra Records, Sugar Hill Records, Enjoy Records

Career Began: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Gucci Mane is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 15 Rappers Who Have Killed People
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In 2005, Gucci Mane and his entourage were attacked by a group of men. He and his friends shot at their attackers, and one of them ended up dead. He was initially charged with murder, though his actions were in self-defense. The case was eventually dropped due to insufficient evidence.   

A rumor began spreading around the Internet that when the judge asked if he was guilty, Gucci Mane responded, "B*tch, I might be." However, this rumor turned out to be false - it was a joke based on his song, "(Pillz) B*tch I Might Be."

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Atlanta hip hop, Gangsta rap, Southern hip hop

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Atlantic Records, Tommy Boy Entertainment, 1017 Brick Squad Records, Asylum Records, Warner Bros. Records

Career Began: Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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Cassidy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 15 Rappers Who Have Killed People
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Rapper Cassidy was charged with murder, attempted murder, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault, conspiracy, and weapons possession for an incident where he and two other men fired guns at three unarmed men in 2005. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison.

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop, Gangsta rap, Mafioso rap

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: J Records, Ruff Ryders Entertainment, Full Surface Records, Kross Over Entertainment, E1 Music

Career Began: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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C-Murder is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 15 Rappers Who Have Killed People
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Rapper C-Murder - brother of Percy "Master P" Miller, uncle of Lil' Romeo, and cousin of producer Mo B. Dick - is currently serving a life sentence for murder. He was convicted of second degree murder following the 2002 beating and shooting of a 16 year-old fan, Steve Thomas, at a Louisiana nightclub.

Genres (Music): Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Rap music, West Coast hip hop, New Orleans hip hop

Nationality: United States of America

Labels: Priority Records, No Limit Records, Asylum Records

Career Began: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America

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