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 October 26, 2023

Well-known 90s Rapper Passes Away at 57, 'Unexpectedly'

Paul Costict, a well-known rapper who was a member of B-Rrock and The Bizz, passed away suddenly on Saturday at the age of 57.

According to TMZ, a member of the artist's family shared the news that the much loved music industry insider had passed away in his home in Norfolk, Virginia, despite no recent serious concern about the singer's health, as The Daily Caller reported.

His cause of death is still unknown at this time; however, the member of his family who confirmed his death stated that they spoke to Paul on Wednesday, and despite being in good spirits, he mentioned that he had been feeling ill in recent days.

When they first got together in 1986, B-Rock and The Bizz were already well on their way to becoming Mobile, Alabama's first pioneering rap group.

The rapper made a large part of his mark on the industry with the work he did in that group.

Baron "B-Rock" Agee was a hip-hop producer, rapper, and singer. His brother Leevirt Agee, Thaddeus "T-Bird" Maye, and Costict were also members of the hip-hop collective.

In 1997, they released the hit single "My Baby Daddy," which was taken from their debut album "Porkin' Beans & Wienes." The song was an instant success and propelled them to the top of the charts.

The song quickly became popular and earned the band a gold certification after it rocketed all the way up to the number 10 spot on the Billboard 100 chart.

According to TMZ, not only was Costict a talented member of the band, but he also served as the road manager for the group.

Later on, he and his ex-wife, Lasancious, got into a heated argument over his gold album, and they became famous for their fight on an episode of the television show "Divorce Court" over the rights to the song and the earnings it generated for them.

The group held a place within the hip-hop community that was rightfully theirs despite the fact that many fans considered them to be a "one-hit wonder."

Even as recently as 2022, when Rihanna was seen wearing a "dat's just my baby daddy" t-shirt while she was pregnant, many artists paid tribute to the success of the group.

After learning of Costict's passing, many people reached out to express their love and sympathy for his family and friends, including fellow band member and close friend Thaddeus "T-Bird."

TMZ quotes Thaddeus as saying that he remembered him as "a very funny and Kool brother."

Written By:
Charlotte Tyler

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