South African Rap Pioneer, ProKid, Has Died
Tributes are pouring out in remembrance of the Soweto-born rapper.
ProKid, the celebrated South African rapper, passed away Thrusday morning after suffering from a seizure. He was 37 years-old.
"The legendary SA hip-hop artist affectionately known as ProKid, passed away on Wednesday," his family confirmed in a statement. "He suffered a severe seizure attack while visiting friends and paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive him to no avail and called his time of death at 8.38pm."
Born Linda Mkhize, the award-winning artist was considered a pioneer of the South African hip hop scene. He produced several memorable hits during his career, including "Ghetto Science," Bhampa," and "Uthini Ngo Pro."
The rapper's untimely death has rocked music fans. Several fans, fellow musicians, and supporters have taken to social media to share tributes to the artist, and remember his influence on South African rap.
May he rest in peace.
💔💔💔 a dark day - lost a brother, a friend and a kindred spirit today ,brutally heartbreaking .R.I.P Prokid 💔— Maggz (@Maggz)1533770911.0
Uyamkhumbul' uSbongile? uSweetheart Umntwan' oGrand Oz'thobile Ongenzela yonk' into..... Rest in peace, icon. Rest… https://t.co/4T9savLF9I— Melanin Prince (@Melanin Prince)1533770196.0
Prokid is the only rapper I’ve ever featured in my work. Rest In Peace bhuti 💔🙏🏾— Firebrand (@Firebrand)1533779601.0
Prokid paved a way for Kasi rappers and took SA Hip Hop to the top. He left giant footsteps that will live forever.… https://t.co/9e1nFimEOE— 50degrees (@50degrees)1533794385.0
ProKid (Feat. Nothende) - Living The Way I Should 💔💔💔😭😭😭 R.I.P https://t.co/jj1iyAteWq— iXhantilomzi (@iXhantilomzi)1533772118.0
You can’t mention SA hiphop and not mention the amazing talent that is ProKid. Dankie san’ for the music, that will… https://t.co/ctr0KZv6KU— BET Africa (@BET Africa)1533786846.0
Sad news about our Amakhosi Soldier ProKid. We send our Love & Peace to his family, we will miss you, hip hop icon… https://t.co/AeWE97xsDR— Kaizer Chiefs (@Kaizer Chiefs)1533815620.0
#ProKid passed away at the tinder age of 37 but he became a legend and pioneer before he was 40 plus everyone admit… https://t.co/R4vV1rty6d— Txlksick Wordplay (@Txlksick Wordplay)1533821433.0
R.I.P to the legend of South African Hip Hop, the great #ProKid. May your soul Rest In Peace brother 🙏🏾 https://t.co/R5LoFC8jpu— Tedical (@Tedical)1533769844.0