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Sean Price, Hip-Hop Veteran and Heltah Skeltah Rapper, Dies at 43

during the 2012 Rock the Bells Festival press conference and Fan Appreciation Party on at Santos Party House on June 13, 2012 in New York City.

Brooklyn rapper Sean Price died in his sleep this morning, according to NPR. No official cause of death has been confirmed. He was 43.

The underground MC was famously one half of Boot Camp Clik duo Heltah Skeltah in the ’90s under the moniker Ruck. He has a solo album, Songs in the Key of Price, dropping on August 21.

Pigeons and Planes reports that DJ Premier was the first to confirm Price’s death, via Instagram, writing, “R.I.P. Ruck….Love and Respect to The Duck Down Family!!”

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