With news this morning of Above The Law emcee KMG’s death, the West Coast Hip Hop community has taken to Twitter to remember the veteran rapper.
Crooked I, who was briefly a label-mate to KMG at Death Row Records in the early 2000s, spoke of Above The Law’s impact on Hip Hop.
Some people credit Above The Law with helping innovate the sound we all heard and loved on the first Chronic album. #RIPKMG
— Crooked I (@CrookedIntriago) July 7, 2012
MC Ren, who worked with KMG at Ruthless Records, as well as the group’s Tommy Boy Records release Time Will Reveal, commented on his abilities.
One of the best. Dope mc and a good good brotha. Long live KMG
— MC REN NWA (@mcrencpt) July 7, 2012
Warren G, who along with Above The Law, is credited as a leading G-Funk music-maker, pointed to the group and KMG’s influence in the musical style.
Rip to my original G Funk homeboy KMG. him and above the law raised me as a rookie
— Warren G (@regulator) July 7, 2012
Ice-T, who later tweeted favorite A.T.L. songs, also spoke on the loss.
— ICE T (@FINALLEVEL) July 7, 2012
HipHopDX is awaiting a statement from the group and additional information about KMG’s untimely death.