Rap Pioneer Jimmy Spicer Dead From Brain Cancer

The hip-hop community is mourning the loss of one of the genre’s founding fathers, with the death of Jimmy Spicer.

(AllHipHop News) Legendary hip-hop pioneer Jimmy Spicer has passed away.

According to those close to him, the rapper succumbed to lung and brain cancer on Friday (September 27th).

New York City promoter Van Silk said Jimmy was supposed to hit the stage last weekend for the 46th Anniversary Of Hip-Hop celebration, but he was incapable of making the celebration due to his rapidly deteriorating health.

Jimmy Spicer was 61-years-old when he died on September 27th.

Jimmy Spicer is etched in the annals of hip-hop history, thanks to 1980’s epic 15-minute record “Adventures of Super Rhymes” and his song “Money (Dollar Bill Y’all).”

Over the years, Jimmy Spicer’s records have been sampled by a wide variety of artists, including Wu-Tang Clan (“C.R.E.A.M.” 1993), Montell Jordan (“This Is How We Do It” 1995), Kanye West (“Eyes Closed” 2014) and numerous others.

Kurtis Blow and Jimmy worked with together early in their careers as artists signed to the Mercury label.

Kurtis verified the sad news and issued a message to Jimmy Spicer’s family.

“My condolences to the family of my friend Jimmy ‘Super Rhymes’ Spicer,” Kurtis Blow, said disclosing Spicer’s family has launched a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for funeral expenses.

“If you have ever loved hip hop or have ever sung along to ‘Dollar Bill Y’all’ or ‘The Bubble Bunch.’ If you’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing my Father and being around his magnetic energy, whether he was rapping his 15 minute epic, ‘The Adventures of Super Rhymes’ or dancing on the spot, whether you know him as ‘Moppy’ from East New York, ‘Superrhymes,’ or Jimmy, we need your help,” Jimmy Spicer’s family said in a statement.


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