Following the sad news of B.B. King’s passing during the early hours this morning, various hip-hop artists have been taking to social media to react to the news and offer their own respects to the legendary ‘King of the Blues.’
King’s influence on music is beyond measure, from rock music’s baselines to the funk stylings on Kendrick Lamar‘s “King Kunta.” We’ve compiled some of hip-hop’s reactions to this massive loss below.
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Wow I'm devastated to have just found out he news of a very special gentle giant who has transitioned – my special and sincere prayers to the family children and grandchildren of the KING FAMILY thank you for all of the memories thank you for being an icon and one of our true forefathers of the blues and TRUTH MUSIC….. Aweeee man this hurts bad…. Tonight I'm gonna watch the documentary of #WhenWeWereKings #RIH Rest In Heaven and play some of those chords for our fathers!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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