Rapper Ras G dies aged 39 just seven months after revealing pneumonia battle and ‘heart failure’

Ras G dies
Ras G has died on the age of 39 (Picture: Universal Images Group, Getty Images)

Hip hop pioneer Ras G has died on the age of 39, it’s been showed.

The unhappy information used to be published on Monday via more than a few pals of the musician, actual identify Gregory Shorter, and his document label Brainfeeder which he co-founded.

In a tweet, the document label introduced: ‘It is with nice unhappiness that we are saying good-bye to one among our brothers, Gregory Shorter, aka RAS G.

‘We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, & fans worldwide. One of the founders of BRAINFEEDER & LA Beat Scene. Rest In Peace G. We love you [sic].’

The reason behind demise isn’t but identified.

It comes seven months after Ras G detailed his well being issues, together with pneumonia and middle failure, in an Instagram put up.

Alongside a photograph of himself dressed in a respiring masks, the rapper wrote within the caption: ‘On Dec 17 i called a ambulance because i was having shortness of breath(wasn’t the blunts chill out).


‘On arrival to the culver city hospital i was diagnosed with pneumonia, borderline high blood pressure, diabetes, hypothyroid ,and heart failure all WTF?!? To i-self was feeling off but not fully knowing(take yo a** to the doctor to see whuts whut) [sic].’



Ras G, who additionally carried out underneath the moniker Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program, launched his ultimate album, The Gospel of The God Spell, used to be launched in 2016.

He particularly launched 5 albums on my own in 2014.

Ras G collaborated with the likes of Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle.

Tributes have poured in for the Los Angeles-based rapper with Flying Lotus tweeting: ‘Ras_G has left the planet, far beyond the galaxy. Show us the way to the cosmos my friend. I will love you forever. Thank you for your time on earth.’

Rapper Biz Markie additionally stated: ‘RIP Ras G, LA’s intergalactic ambassador, the Sun Ra of the beat scene whose imaginative and prescient spanned exchange dimensions & unseen worlds. A gradual sorcerer, soft-spoken & humble, suffused w/ the facility to render cosmic white noise into one thing that glided & banged. An enormous w/out peer.’

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