Sean Price (left) w/ Pharoahe Monch at Pete Rock’s release party in Brooklyn in June
The Source reports that according to his friends and family, Brooklyn rapper Sean Price passed away in his sleep this morning. He was 43. Cause of death is currently unknown.
Sean left his mark on New York rap as one half of the influential duo Heltah Skeltah and a member of the supergroup Boot Camp Clik. Even as new trends entered the genre, Sean stayed true to his ’90s-style roots, delivering uncompromising lyricism on his solo albums and as a member of the trio Random Axe. Duck Down had announced earlier this month that they’d release his next mixtape, Songs in the Key of Price, on August 21.
Rest in peace Sean P. Your music will definitely not be forgotten.
Listen to two singles from Songs in the Key of Price, with some of Sean’s classic videos and tweets from fellow musicians about his passing, below…
Sean Price – “#4NoReason” (from Songs in the Key of Price)
Sean Price – “S.E.A.N.” (from Songs in the Key of Price)
Heltah Skeltah – “Leflaur Leflah Eshkoshka”
Sean Price – “Onion Head”
RIP Sean Price. Mic God, lyrical Warrior and supreme Emcee
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) August 8, 2015
I was just with this brother back in June at Pete's album release party. My God, man. Rest In Peace, Sean Price.
— Phonte (@phontigallo) August 8, 2015
I feel like I just got kicked in the heart. RIP Sean P.
— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) August 8, 2015
i love you Sean. ill never forget the fun we had. Till we meet again.
— Alchemist (@Alchemist) August 8, 2015
My heart hurts. Sean Price is gone. Rest in Paradise legend.
— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) August 8, 2015
This is the worst. To the legend…and big man with a big heart and big sense of humor…we love you Sean Price. RIP.
— Rapsody (@rapsody) August 8, 2015
damn RIP SEAN P.
— el-p (@therealelp) August 8, 2015