How did Money Honey Mike die? Haitian rapper and Original Rap Staff member dies at 47
According to local media, Jean Huberman Charles, a Haitian rapper who lived in Brooklyn and was a former member of the musical group Original Rap Staff, passed away on January 27 from problems associated with Covid. He was 47 years old at the time. During the 1990s and early 2000s, Charles was a part of the Haitian rap music industry, singing alongside artists such as Top Adlerman, Worlf Cool MC, Posse X, and Top Choocko. Their rap clashes with the rival band King Posse were famous for leaving the rhymes on the lips of fans in Haiti and overseas.
Charles's brother told Vant Bef Info that Charles, also known as Money Honey Mike, contracted pneumonia after getting Covid. Despite days of breathing aid, he lapsed into a coma. According to Vant Bef Info, rumors about the rapper's death have been circulating on social media since January 24.
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Jean Huberman Charles is one of the pioneers of Haitian rap music. He was born in 1969 and raised by his adoptive mother after becoming motherless at an early age. Around 1988-1989, he began rapping. He was already doing freestyle battles at various entertainment events at schools in the Port-au-Prince area of Haiti by 1991. He even began recording a few tracks for an album by the end of 1992. Throughout his career, this legend pushed the band to new heights of appreciation, and his death has left everyone heartbroken but filled with enormous admiration for who he was.
We had lost another famous rapper to Covid in 2020. Benedict Okwuchukwa Godwin Chijioke, better known as Ty, was a British rapper who was nominated for a Mercury Prize for his album 'Upwards,' and died at the age of 47 due to Covid. His press crew confirmed the famed rapper's death. According to a fundraiser created for him in April, "He was admitted into the hospital with medical complications related to Covid. Shortly after, he was put in a medically induced coma to temporarily sedate to help his body receive the appropriate treatment."