Over the weekend the hip hop community lost one of its most underrated and unappreciated legends in Sean Price. Price, who unexpectedly passed away in his sleep at his home in Brooklyn, was 43. When it came to lyrics and a wicked sense of humor, Price always stood strong. From his days as Ruck in Heltah Skeltah to his solo records and numerous show stealing guest spots (who can forget the remarkable Random Axe album), Price is one of those emcees that was never truly appreciated as he should have been. Nevertheless, the man with a poignant sense of humor was a blessing to all hip hop fans and will sorely be missed. Sean Price leaves behind his wife and three children. His latest project, Songs in the Key of Price, is due out later this month. A mural was also erected in Crown Heights to pay homage to Sean P.
Check out Peter Rosenberg’s mix paying homage to the late, great emcee.