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Philly Rapper Tech 9 Passes Away

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Battle rapper and media personality Tech 9 has died at age 32.

His friend Buttah From-Da Block announced his passing on Facebook.

“Aw man it hurts me to be saying this right now and After speaking to your dad this is even harder to process,” he wrote in a Facebook status with a photo of Tech 9. “PHILADELPHIA AND THE BATTLE RAP CULTURE ALL TOOK A LOSS WITH THIS ONE. HE WAS A PIONEER, GENTLEMAN, GREAT FATHER ENTREPRENEUR, ENTHUSIAST AND PHILANTHROPIST. With Deep Hurt And sorrow i say we will miss u and love u bro. Tell Spittage We gon hold it down bro.”

The details of his death haven't been made public.

Tech 9 was a legend on the Philly battle rap scene and was also well known for his commentary on the battle rap platform, Champion.

Rappers from Kendrick Lamar to Lloyd Banks mourned the death of the man born Akeem Mickens. (Not to be confused with Tech N9ne.)






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