9 Rap Murders We Desperately Wish We Had Answers To

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Big L

The promising lyricist was fatally murdered in 1999 before he was able to drop his sophomore album. Police arrested L’s childhood friend in Gerard Woodley for the murder, but he was later released because of lack of evidence.

Jam Master J

Jam Master Jay holds a toy figure of himself at a ceremony honoring his hip-hop group RUN-DMC’s induction into the Hollywood RockWalk February 25, 2002

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It’s been almost 15 years since Jam Master Jay has been murdered. While his son explained this month that people know who killed his father, no one will come forth, prolonging the unsolved case.

Soulja Slim

Slim was considered a down south legend before he was killed. The 22-year-old was shot in front of his mother’s house. Cops weren’t able to get witnesses to testify and to this day, the case hasn’t been solved.