Heltah Skeltah rapper passed away earlier this month, aged 43
Eminem has donated $10,000 (£6,400) to the family of Sean Price, the rapper who died earlier this month.
Price died in his sleep, aged 43, on August 8. He left a wife and three children. Eminem’s label, Shady Records, has donated cash to help the family through this period in their lives.
The donation was part of a wider crowdfunded attempt to raise money for Price’s family. Eminem’s donation takes the Duck Down Music-managed CrowdRise crowdsourcing fundraiser total to $86,318 (£55,000).
Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, spoke about Price following his death, telling AllHipHop: “I swear I just told Marshall [Eminem] on Thursday that Sean was my current favourite. I hung on every word in his verses.”
Alongside his partner Rock, Price began his career in the group Heltah Skeltah under the moniker ‘Ruck’. The duo put out three albums between 1996 and 2008.
Price also enjoyed a solo career under his birthname – releasing three more studio albums, 2005’s ‘Monkey Barz’, ‘Jesus Price Supastar’ in 2007 and 2012’s ‘Mic Tyson’ – and in 2011 he teamed up with rapper Guilty Simpson and producer Black Milk to release an album under the name Random Axe.
Meanwhile, Eminem recently denied reports that he could team up with NWA for a reunion tour that would see him step in for the group’s late Eazy-E. A representative for Dr Dre has also scotched the rumour. The influential group disbanded in 1991, with new biopic movie Straight Outta Compton set to be released in the UK later this month.