Not too long ago, New York City rapper Chinx was shot and killed in his home borough of Queens. Last night, New York City lost yet another hip hop contributor. Underground rapper Pumpkinhead, formally Robert Diaz, was confirmed dead at approximately 5:40 a.m. Although the cause of death still remains unknown, Diaz had been hospitalized for a minor surgery earlier this week.
Pumpkinhead (PH) had a major breakthrough with his ’97 street banger “Dynamic” and was mainly known for his battle rapping. He had worked with Immortal Technique, Talib Kweli, Murs and Royce Da 5’9.
Diaz was expecting a daughter with his wife and is also survived by his 2 sons.
The hip hop community turned to Twitter to express their sorrows.
Rest in peace Pumpkinhead !