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Styles P, one-third of the rap trio The Lox, has carved a formidable lane as one of the most respected rappers in the game, but he is foremost a father and husband. The Yonkers rapper and his family are dealing with a tragic loss, which Styles addressed in a loving note to his daughter, who took her own life in June.

Baring his emotions in a tone that differs greatly from his tough rap persona, Styles P explained that he and his wife lost Tai Hing but didn’t share many details around the passing in the Instagram note posted Sunday.

Fans of Styles know that he’s often touched on serious topics in his verses previously, but rarely has he been this candid about his private life. What’s also noble is that Styles took a moment to address his fans and share that life is about far more than material gain and stressed the importance of family.

From Styles P’s Instagram page:

 I have lost my brother , father , aunt , grandmother in law and too many good friends/ brothers and now my daughter!!!! But the only thing that can be done is to leave it in the creators hands . But I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t take this time out to say from the most humbled part of my heart and soul to say to yall that the dream most of us chase is not !!I repeat is not !!more valuable than the love you get from your family and friends it may seem like it is but it ain’t they print money and make material sh*t everyday but once you used a love one that’s it the spirit is with you but you will miss the physical and Won’t be able to speak to them how you want to until you get home to the other side.

Our condolences are with Styles P and the entire Styles family. May your angel rest peacefully.

Photo: Instagram