News: "Gangsta B*tch" Hitmaker Apache Reportedly Passes, Joe Budden & Q-Tip React

Friday, Jan 22, 2010 4:20PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Reports that rapper Anthony "Apache" Peaks has passed away surfaced today sparking reactions from Joe Budden, Q-Tip and veteran deejay Kid Capri.

Writing on Twitter in disbelief, Budden paid homage to the rapper's legacy.

"Yo... Apache died ????????????????? gangsta b*tch Apache ??????????????," he wrote Friday (January 22). "D*mn...... RIP Apache." (Joe Budden's Twitter)

Q-Tip, who produced "Gangsta" B*tch displayed his reaction after learning of the rapper's passing.

"R.I.P. To my brotha APACHE.. Together we made a dope lil hiphop joint... He was a real stand RT @CatchWreck: RT @slopfunkdust: R.I.P. APACHE - Gangsta B*tch - prod by @QtipTheAbstract. http://is.gd/6OQ9v #FlavorUnit Life is fragile... Apache was STRONG! R.I.P." (Q-Tip's Twitter)

Capri also broke the news on his Twitter page.

"i just taled to dj mark the 45 king and he just told me that my man apache passed away today, apache made gangsta b*tch," he wrote. "thats my g, r.i.p in peace big homie, you will be missed, shout out to his family naughty by nature, i just did a show with them, god bless." (Kid Capri's Twitter)

The rapper reached his fame throughout the early 1990's.

Apache's debut album Apache Ain't Sh*t was released in 1991 and peaked at #66 on the Billboard 200 and #15 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Also featured on the album was the hit single "Gangsta B*tch" which went to #67 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #11 on the Hot Rap Singles. Apache also released a single "Do Fa Self" in 1993 but he has yet to release another album or single. (Wikipedia)

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