Rappers Scarface, Warren G, Crooked I and more have reacted to the unexpected passing of West Coast rap veteran KMG due to unknown reasons this weekend.
Face Mob hit up Twitter to pay his respect to the late hip-hop artist Saturday (July 7).
“KMG above the law ?#rip?,” he tweeted. (Scarface’s Twitter)
Fellow West Coast rapper Warren G credited KMG for molding him during the pre-fame days.
“Rip to my original G Funk homeboy KMG. him and above the law raised me as a rookie” (Waren G’s Twitter)
Slaughterhouse’s Crooked I said KMG’s fingerprints can be found on Dr. Dre‘s 1990’s debut, The Chronic.
“Some people credit Above The Law with helping innovate the sound we all heard and loved on the first Chronic album. ?#RIPKMG?” (Crooked I’s Twitter)
Rap veteran Ice-T stressed what type of impact KMG had.
“A very very SAD day in Hip Hop.. Respect to the homies. D*mn!! > RT @OGBIGHUTCH: KMG Of Above The Law Passes Away http://bit.ly/MaN0OS”
“Respect to ‘Above The Law’ Back when Hip Hop was gangsta.. http://youtu.be/24Dpq45zF8s @ogbighutch RIP KMG” (Ice-T’s Twitter)
Although a cause of death is not yet known, reports of KMG’s passing surfaced Saturday.
KMG of legendary West Coast hip hop group Above the Law has died, as was confirmed by longtime affiliate Kokane. Born Kevin Gulley, the rapper’s cause of death has not been disclosed as of yet. “1 of the greatest MCz on da West has passed! My heart hurt so bad! On my life, I will keep his legacy Alive!! I’ll miss U forever… RIP KMG,” Kokane tweeted. Above The Law was signed to Ruthless Records, Tommy Boy Records and Death Row Records throughout their career, with their earliest albums featuring production work from Dr. Dre and collaborated with 2Pac, MC Ren, Kid Frost and Jayo Felony. (Hip Hop Blog)
Check out KMG’s “I’m A Boss” below: