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Who killed Gonzoe? Ice Cube and Tupac's affiliate, 45, shot dead at West Seattle gas station

Gonzoe was the former member of a group called Kausion which was backed by hip-hop legend Ice Cube’s Lench Mob Records
UPDATED JUL 31, 2021
Rapper Gonzoe was shot dead (Instagram @imgonzoe)
Rapper Gonzoe was shot dead (Instagram @imgonzoe)

Rapper Gonzoe, who is best known as the affiliate of hip-hop icons Ice Cube and the late Tupac Shakur, was tragically murdered at a gas station in West Seattle reportedly on Friday, July 30. The Los Angeles rap veteran was shot and killed at the crime scene. He was 45. The motive behind the shooting is yet to be revealed but it is reported that the alleged shooter got away in a vehicle after firing at the rapper.

Gonzoe was the former member of a group called Kausion which was backed by hip-hop legend Ice Cube’s Lench Mob Records. He was also in good terms with Tupac when he was alive as a member of the Outlawz. According to All Hip Hop, the news of Gonzoe getting murdered was confirmed by several of his associates. Speaking of rappers getting shot and killed, we recently saw artists such as VNZA, Supa Gates, KTS Dre and Mike Darole making headlines due to the same unfortunate reason. 

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Who killed Gonzoe?

Though Gonzoe had several beefs during his elaborate career, no suspects have been reported in relation to the shooting incident. Gonzoe was also active in the boxing ring where he was famous for his rivalry with Boskoe. The late rapper used to be very active on Instagram with close to 75K followers. According to All Hip Hop, the former Kausion member was apparently working on a few business deals after his recent high-profile fight with Boskoe. The two had apparently squashed their beef.

Gonzoe shot to fame in the mid-1990s when his group dropped their debut project called ‘South Central Los Skanless’ in October 1995. After the group’s split, he made his solo debut in 1998 with ‘If I Live and Nothing Happens’. The rap icon was active in West Coast Hip Hop for more than 25 years and released more than 10 solo albums.



‘Man this has f**ked my day up’

Tributes poured in for Gonzoe on Twitter as soon as people from the hip-hop industry got to know about the unfortunate news. One user stated, “Im devastated by Gonzoe lost.” Another posted, “RIP Gonzoe! Damn, rest easy g.” Whereas, one tweeted, “Gonzoe the rapper wasn’t he in yukmouth clique . oooo damn sorry to hear that. Damn.” The next one posted, “Man this has f**ked my day up. R.I.P GONZOE. Bruh f**k everybody right now.” One concluded, “How you survive your whole life in LA just to get murdered in Seattle Washington. Life is crazy sometimes.”