The hip-hop world has lost a lot of great people in the last few years. While death is a part of life, that doesn't make it any less impactful. That is especially the case when the stories are still parts of our lives. One of the men involved in XXXTentacion's murder was sentenced this week. Furthermore, Pop Smoke's killer finally confessed last weekend.
Wiz Khalifa has never been afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve. That was no more clear than the touching gesture that he incorporated into his set at a recent music festival. He performed at the Sauce Boyz Festival in Puerto Rico last month.
Wiz Khalifa Plays In Memoriam Reel
Wiz Khalifa was performing at the Sauce Boyz Fest. As he began to perform "See You Again", the screens behind him began to play a reel paying tribute to various stars of the industry that had been lost in recent years. Figures included Lil Peep, King Von, Young Dolph, Pop Smoke, Nipsey Hussle, XXXTentacion, Juice WRLD, Mac Miller, and Takeoff amongst many others. Many of the people mentioned by Khalifa's presentation were tragically taken in homicides or other violent acts.
It was a touching and heartfelt moment that highlighted the losses that the industry has felt. "See You Again", the song that Khalifa performed, was originally by Khalifa in the wake of Paul Walker's death. Walker, an actor best known for his role in the Fast And Furious franchise, died in a car accident in 2013. Featuring Charlie Puth, the song peaked at #1 on the Billboard 100. While originally about Walker, it's easy to apply the song to other deaths one may feel strongly about. Which artist's death impacted you the most? Let us know in the comments below. Follow all the latest music news here at HotNewHipHop.