Music veteran Talib Kweli has come forward to shed some thoughts on the shocking passing of rapper Pumpkinhead this week.

Kweli took to his Instagram page to reflect on the rapper’s legacy and revealed their childhood years together.

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Check out hip-hop’s reaction to Pumpkinhead’s passing on the next page…

Music executive Graeme “GMS” Sibirsky has confirmed Pumpkinhead’s passing.

The cause of death is unknown, though the rapper had been admitted to a New Jersey hospital earlier this week for minor surgery. The rapper’s death was confirmed to Rolling Stone by Graeme “GMS” Sibirsky, the co-founder of Diaz’s label MCMI Records. (Rolling Stone)

Rap producer Marco Polo broke the news to fans Tuesday (June 9) afternoon.

Various hip-hop artists almost immediately reacted to the heartbreaking news.

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Pumpkinhead’s run in hip-hop started nearly two decades ago.

Pumpkinhead broke through with his 1997 single “Dynamic,” which he followed with four solo albums. He most recently dropped Know the Ledge in 2011. In addition, he appeared on tracks from Jean Grae and Immortal Technique. He was also a respected battle rapper. (Exclaim!)