TRAXAMILLION, a hip-hop producer who played a big part in the hyphy movement, is said to have died at the age of 42.
The Bay Area producer has worked with dozens of artists during his career.
TMZ reports that the Thizzler on the Roof blog initially announced Traxamillion’s death in a tweet.
Hyphy is a genre of rap and lifestyle often associated with Bay Area hip-hop.
It first appeared in 2000, but was made history by E-40, Mistah FAB, Too $ hort, and Keak Da Sneak in 2006, according to Complex.
Traxamillion has produced hits for many of the aforementioned artists.
Also in 2006, the producer released a compilation album called The Slapp Addict.
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It featured a handful of artists including Mistah FAB and Keak Da Sneak, mentioned earlier, as well as Dem Hoodstarz, Turf Talk, San Quinn, Clyde Carson, and more.
Fans took to Twitter to express their condolences for the loss.
@JefeVegas tweeted: “Thanks for writing the soundtrack of my life on my 20th birthday. RIP Trax”
Another fan called the producer “an extreme influence.”
Brianna monae tweeted: “Shit RIP Traxamillion. The hyphy movement wouldn’t have been the same without you.”
Some fans have started tweeting that Traxamillion may have died of cancer.
However, this has not yet been confirmed and the cause of the producer’s death remains unknown at this time.
The investigation surrounding his death is ongoing.
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