Queens, New York emcee I.G. Off of the duo I.G. Off & Hazadous has been confirmed dead this week. While details and cause of death have yet to be released to the public, veteran journalist and radio host Jay Smooth announced I.G.’s passing via Twitter. According to Complex.com, the rapper was reportedly paralyzed several years ago after being hit by a drunk driver.
Just confirmed that the veteran emcee and longtime extended family at our radio show, I.G. Off, has passed away.RIP & love to all his fam.
— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) June 12, 2012
Throughout his career I.G. Off appeared on albums such as Rawkus Records’ Lyricist Lounge, Volume 1 and Superrappin’, Volume 2. He also worked with Supernatural and DJ Spinna.