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15 Rappers Who Have Killed People  

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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 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.

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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 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 a homeless man, John Jolly, got into an altercation at night. Glover stabbed the man several times, and he later died. 

Age: 59

Birthplace: New York City, New York

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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."

Age: 39

Birthplace: Birmingham, Alabama, 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 for an incident in 2005 that left a man, Desmond Hawkins, dead. He was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison.

Age: 36

Birthplace: 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 murder following the 2002 beating and shooting of a 16 year-old fan, Steve Thomas, at a Louisiana nightclub.

Age: 47

Birthplace: USA, New Orleans, Louisiana

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