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KMG, born Kevin Michael Gulley, of seminal West Coast rap group Above The Law has passed away according to reports. There is currently no cause of death.

Kokane confirmed KMG’s death via Twitter. “1 of the greatest MCz on da West has passed! My heart hurt so bad! On my life, I will keep his legacy Alive!! I’ll miss U forever… RIP KMG,” tweeted the fellow Cali Hip-Hop legend.

Many of KMG’s peers tweeted out their condolences. “Rip to my original G Funk homeboy KMG. him and above the law raised me as a rookie,” tweeted Warren G. “Respect to ‘Above The Law’ Back when Hip Hop was gangsta RIP KMG,” tweeted Ice-T.

Above The Law was signed to Eazy-E’s Ruthless Records in 1989 and released their debut, the gold selling Livin’ Like Hustlers which included production from Dr. Dre, a year later. The Pomona, CA groups third album, Vocally Pimpin’, would also go gold and the group would eventually release eight albums in total. Above The Law’s last album, S-x, Money & Music, its first after a 10 year hiatus, was released in 2009.

Rest In Power KMG The Illustrator.




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