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Junior B of Pro Era Has Died, Joey Bada$$ Cancels European Tour

The Brooklyn rap collective Pro Era has suffered another tragic loss in their family. Junior B, a cousin of Joey Bada$$, has passed away.

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Stars We Lost in 2014

As we inch closer to the end of the year and embark on 2015, The Boombox takes a look back at a few special people who made an impression on the lives of your favorite rappers and singers. Check out Stars We Lost in 2014.

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Jimmy Ruffin Dead at 78

Motown singer Jimmy Ruffin, who sang the memorable 1966 hit 'What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,' passed away at a Las Vegas hospital on Monday (Nov. 17). He was 78.

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Big Bank Hank
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Sugarhill Gang’s Big Bank Hank Dies, Rappers React on Twitter

Rapper Big Bank Hank, one-third of the seminal rap trio the Sugarhill Gang, has passed away at the age of 57. According to reports, Hank, born Henry Jackson, died early Tuesday morning (Nov. 11) from cancer.

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50 Cent’s Grandmother, Beulah Jackson, Dies

50 Cent's beloved grandmother, Beulah Jackson, has reportedly passed away.

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Joan Rivers Dead at 81, Hip-Hop and R&B Community Reacts

Joan Rivers, whose acerbic brand of humor made America laugh for five decades, passed away at the age 81. Find out what the hip-hop and R&B community has to say about her death.

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Nicky Da B, New Orleans Bounce Star, Dies at 24

New Orleans bounce star Nicky Da B passed away from an undisclosed illness on Tuesday (Sept. 2), according to his manager Rusty Lazer. He was 24.

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Idris Muhammad, Legendary Jazz Drummer, Dead at 74

R&B and jazz drummer Idris Muhammad has died at age 74.

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Memphis Soul Legend Teenie Hodges Dies at 68

The guitarist on hits by Al Green, Ann Peebles and Syl Johnson has died.

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Casey Kasem, ‘American Top 40′ Radio Pioneer, Dead at 82

Casey Kasem, one of America's most legendary radio hosts, has died at the age of 82.

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