Rapper Pumpkinhead Dead, Age 39

Veteran rapper Pumpkinhead, nee Alan Diaz, has passed away suddenly from reasons unknown at press time.

The Brooklyn rapper was a staple in the New York underground and emerged as a shining talent in the late 1990’s. He impressed audiences with appearances on Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary 1 and Revolutionary 2 albums, and also Jean Grae’s Bootleg Of A Bootleg EP.

He released Orange Moon Over Brooklyn in 2005.

Condolences have begun to spread over the internet and social media, as he was beloved by those that met him.

Pumpkinhead was 39.

Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 3.03.30 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 3.03.12 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-09 at 3.02.41 PM

Related Stories

116 Responses to “Rapper Pumpkinhead Dead, Age 39”

  1. Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I understand what AHH means/stands for but don’t gives us an update on some UNKNOWN here and expect us to care………… we dont even care about the hot rappers getting killed/dieing.

    • Paco

      PH isn’t unknown.. Sounds like you’re not as in tune to hip-hop as you believe you are.
      He’s one of the dopest underground heads to make noise in the scene,
      Since the 90’s til now.. And his battles in KOTD & other leagues are dope as well.

      So as far as “unknown”.. Nah.. Get ya facts right bro!

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Ok Pitbull…

      • Paco

        I wasn’t being insulting to you,
        Only informing you of what you didn’t know.
        Don’t act like a child.. Just pay the man his due respect.

      • Matthew Trombley

        Don’t feed into him, he’s just here to profess his love for Drake and ignorance.

      • Paco

        I hear ya.. He’s most likely a troll,
        But still.. Not on the day of someone’s death,
        That’s just not right regardless of who it is.

      • Matthew Trombley

        You’re not wrong, but taking him seriously is what he wants. He’s just a herb-ass troll, that’s their life force. Just make fun of him better than he does you (it’s REALLY easy), and he’s defenseless.

      • Paco

        I could roast him easily.. Could even do it on track,
        But he’s not worth 3:45 of my time.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        go make me some ravioli with spinach fu(k boy!

      • Matthew Trombley

        Can you not cook for yourself? Like, are you as bad at cooking as you are at being knowledgeable about hip hop music or making complete sentences?

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I’m on my phone. I could care at a level 0 what you think of my sentences. I want you to cook since you got that goofy on your head fu(k boy. Your mom loves my bog co(ky white bit(h!

      • Matthew Trombley

        1. I have no idea how the device you’re using affects anything at all, or why I should care.

        2. You “could care at a level 0”, but instead you care at a higher level?

        3. Do you call hats “goofies”?

        4. You want me to cook because of the hat I have on in my picture, to which, I have to ask, do you not understand the concept of costumes? Or is it just that you have no knowledge of the periodic table of elements?

        5. You have NO idea what parentheses are used for.

        6. When you say “bog”, do you mean a swampy, marshy area?

        7. Trust me, my mom would HATE you. But then again, she’s not a 12 year old boy, so you wouldn’t be into her, anyway.

        Post script: My mom knew who Pumpkinhead was.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You clearly don’t understand online trolls. You’re thinking way too into it.

      • Matthew Trombley

        Maybe. Or maybe I’m just better at it than you are. Maybe, just maybe, I’m doing it juuuuust right…

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Go cook my omlet is while I give your mom a facial. Her face need some life on it. Freaky lil hoe

      • Matthew Trombley

        1. *omelet

        2. “is”?

        3. A facial? You’re a cosmetologist, I take it? That actually explains a lot.

        Post, post script: I like that you keep trying, it’s making me look better and better, each time.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        No you don’t…………

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Listen here bit*h boy; I don’t like you. Stop responding with your gay white boy humor. BLOCKED!

      • Matthew Trombley

        Don’t you mean “read here”? And I really hope that you don’t like me, I don’t want you to, you’re awful. And no matter how many times you ask, I’m not gay, and if I was, it definitely wouldn’t be for you. And it’s strange that you say “BLOCKED!” in some kind of victorious manner, which, as a troll, you should understand that that is a huge win for me.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        Disquis user: All of your writings are falling on deaf ears to the receiving user.

      • Matthew Trombley

        (That’s obviously inaccurate) So now you can’t read? I can’t say that I’m surprised. Your mom (or caretaker) must have been reading these messages to you so far. You’re also clearly very bad at blocking people.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You’re clearly bored.
        Get back to flipping burgers.

      • Matthew Trombley

        You know, that’s a good idea… when I get home from work, I’m going to grill up some burgers. Thanks for the idea, Guy who acts like a bitch on hip hop web sites while clearly not knowing real hip hop. And you go back to… I’m guessing.. looking for work? I assume you’re unemployed, because… c’mon, who the hell is going to hire you?

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        “When I get home work”. You in summer school? You’re not as smart as you claim to be. I work in Europe but I’m from where hip hop started (Queens). Just because I don’t know some over dosing project ni99a doesn’t mean I don’t know hip hop. Dumb cracker!

      • Matthew Trombley

        Congratulations on catching the mis-type, I did it as a test. So far, that’s me: a whole bunch of points. You: one. The fact that you claim Queens and don’t know shit about hip hop that you don’t hear on BET or TMZ or wherever the hell you get your shit from just makes it that much worse for you. I thought you were going to block me or something? You’re a herb. A terrible-at-shit-talking, not-knowing-shit-about-real-hip-hop, fake-ass buster, and there isn’t a damn thing that you can say to me or anyone on this website (or anywhere else for that matter) that will get anyone to believe otherwise. But seriously, PLEASE keep trying, this is amusing for the rest of us to watch you drown, but refuse to admit it.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You’re a liar (DJ Khaled voice) ! I never used an excuse when you corrected my grammar. No excuses! Nobody is watch a nobody like you. Emotional. You’re blocked when I say you’re blocked. Which right now is the perfect time to block you and for me to have the last word CRACKER HOEEEE BIT*H AZZ EMOTIONAL TWAT FU(K NI**A!

      • Matthew Trombley

        But you said it a while ago… so who’s the liar?

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        You ethered yourself white boy!

      • Matthew Trombley

        You’re as bad at blocking people as you are at everything else, which is obviously terrible. It’s getting kind of embarrassing for you.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        What’s embarrassing is your life….

      • Matthew Trombley

        Again, inaccurate. How’s that blocking working out for you?

      • Matthew Trombley

        You also might want to go somewhere that help you learn how to talk shit, because GOD DAMN are you terrible at it now. I’d ask if you were in middle school, but that would be insulting to middle-schoolers.

      • Q.

        “Don’t act like a child”

        He wears Tickle Me Elmo shirts. he can’t help it.

      • Matthew Trombley

        I’m not sure that he knows what an acronym is. Even from the context here.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        U a lie

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        go cook me an omlet fake ass chef

      • Super_Hero

        you should shorten your name to immadope who checks hip hop sites for Bruce Jenner updates.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        who? i have no clue who that is. Im glad you stay up on it though.

      • Matthew Trombley

        Do I look like your mom, the person who normally cooks your food? (To be clear, because I’m sure you still don’t get it, I’m saying that you still live with your parents)

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        no i dont get it because thats not my reality. bit*h boy

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        u a lie

      • Matthew Trombley

        That is factually incorrect. And technically not even possible.

      • Inmadopicouroz✓QUEENSᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        explain how its a fact u fat fu(k?1

      • Matthew Trombley

        Apparently you don’t know what “incorrect” means.

    • Tweley

      No one forced you to click this article and troll. He has people who know him or have met him. RIP PH wow insane how life can just be so short.

    • Super_Hero

      you rather an update of Bruce Jenner and Kim K. AHH needs more hip hop stories. its not about whether you heard of him or not. its about hip hop. a hip hop artist passed. I’m from NY and never heard of him. That doesn’t make me less interested in the story. I expect Hip Hop articles from a hip hop site. Not Pop articles like who is Amber Rose is dating or what she is wearing or what happened on Love and Hip Hop that don’t even promote hip hop.

  2. Roberto Ciamora

    Dude was pretty big into the battle rap thing after his recording career didn’t really take off. R.I.P, 39 is way too young to go

      • Fugger Mugger

        Says the ignorant racist, oh wait, just a troll under the bridge masturbating to little blonde-haired, blue-eyed white bitches. LOL. Oh snap, was THAT racist? 🙂

  3. therealest1

    Sorry y’all, but forgive me for not knowing about this individual honestly. But he obviously had a following regardless if his unfortunately young death is being reported.

    This is tragic to die at that age though.

  4. Reefer Sutherland

    I remember seeing him make appearances on mtv and I used to think maybe real hiphop actually had a chance. R.I.P.

  5. water_ur_seeds

    First heard him on Tech’s Revolutionary albums, pretty shocked to hear this… How did he pass??? RIP…

  6. LR_Blitzkrieg

    There is allot missing from this story, like EVERY thing he’s done after he changed his name to “PH” all his mixtapes and his album “Know The Ledge” and all of his notable battles. #MCMI contact me if you’d like to amend this story.

  7. Anthony Mason

    God bless the dead but people want to act like everybody who was hardly known in life are absolute legends. I don’t doubt he may have been known in the battle circuit.

    Pray for his family and keep it moving folks. While you are at it, say a prayer for Dizasters dead career after he battled Cassidy……

    • Uncle Ruckus

      If you died tomorrow, and it was announced, i’d just offer my condolences to anyone that loved you. Anything extra I’d just keep to myself.

  8. DaHomey6Deuce


  9. FLATLINEgov

    “Veteran rapper Pumpkinhead, nee Alan Diaz, has passed away suddenly from reasons unknown at press time.”

    – shot?
    – stabbed?
    – drug overdose?
    – VD?
    – gang violence?
    – being assassinated for using the name “Pumpkinhead”?

  10. Asher "Black Bomb" Sommer

    Great Music. I didn’t know about him.

    This is the problem with AHH. Why did this
    man have to die to be covered on this site?
    There is so much beautiful music out here
    and AHH wastes space with the random
    gay rapper rumor. The Kardashians and
    any kind of rubbish that has nothing to do
    with the culture of Hip-Hop.

    • MC Gusto

      yo, he was a underground legend…he was more known the boro’s and those that follow music from there…but he put on for a lot of people and gave support to mad artists both from NYC and other places..he was a real 100 percent dude! listen to his song “here” puts this in perspective …peace and help keep this mans name and music alive!

  11. Slaughtr


  12. KobieDixon

    We were each others Day 1. Metaphors before verses. Verses before songs. Songs before sales. Before tours. Just us making a way. Now we been around the world and I -yai- yai. He’s an incredible emcee, an awesome father and a good husband. Well respected by eVEryone and liked by all (sans some who lost battling him). A stand up guy. A Hip Hop purist. A ‘Battle Rap’ juggernaut. Pump was one part hood, one part gentleman giant with an on point moral compass and judgement; barring being only human. Well aware of what it meant to be ‘black’ aNd ‘Latino’ in America. His politics were correct and still he showed love to all. I’d put him up there with the greatest rappers to ever touch mic. If you didn’t know him or about him you really missed out on a movement. I’m, along with thousands of others are, going to miss him something terrible. All I can do is imagine him and Proof (D-12) free styling at the crossroads.
    RIP, Brother.
    -Ocean, Makin’ Records #Imreallysadmengh #100

Leave a Reply