Heltah Skeltah rapper passed away on Saturday (August 8), aged 43
Members of the hip-hop community have paid tribute to Heltah Skeltah rapper Sean Price, who passed away in his Brooklyn apartment on Saturday (August 8).
The cause of death is currently unknown, but according to a statement released by Price’s label Duck Down Music, the 43-year-old died in his sleep. He’s survived by his wife and three children.
Following the news, Run The Jewels’ El-P and Killer Mike, Hudson Mohawke, DJ Premier, De La Soul, Pharoahe Monch, 9th Wonder, Aesop Rock, plus one-time Price collaborators Black Milk and Guilty Simpson, were among the artists who took to Twitter to pay tribute to the rapper and express their sorrow.
“Horrible day, I love you my n***a!” wrote Black Milk. Killer Mike added, “RIP Sean Price. Mic God, lyrical Warrior and supreme Emcee”.
See a collection of messages below.
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 birth name – 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.