If been a rough start for 2020, the year that was meant to be the best year, has quickly become something that would not be considered the best anything by far. During these last few months we learned that there was a VIRUS – disease that originated from, Wuhan China, and that it would change our normal day to day lives as we knew it to be. Now in mid April, we fully understand what the change to our normal day to day means. Here in, Miami Florida, we have been under a stay at home order for the past 2 almost 3 months.
With that said, there is a lot of fall out across the community as this VIRUS / disease continues to spread rapidly. Here at, 24hourhiphop, we wanted to cover some of the notable artists who have fell victims to this disease to raise awareness about its severity.
- DJ Jazzy Jeff
According to the DJ, he came down with the virus after performing at the annual Black Summit of the National Brotherhood of Skiers in Ketchum, Idaho in early March. (Following the event, over 100 attendees reportedly fell ill with COVID-19, bringing the virus home with them.)
“I didn’t even realize the severity of it,” DJ Jazzy Jeff told host Tamron Hall over video chat. “When my wife and I were at the store, I looked at her and told her I didn’t feel well. And she was asking what was wrong, and I said ‘I feel a little achy, like I’m coming down with something.’ I literally went home and got into bed and almost don’t remember the next 11 days after that…”
The singer filmed a conversation with her friend and author Jen Pastiloff after revealing she and her 3-year-old son, Jameson, had recently tested positive for Covid-19. The talk was part of the “Chat and Feed” series to raise money to feed people in need.Pink said it was the first time in three weeks she dressed up.”I really needed it. Thank you for the opportunity,” she said, explaining, “We have been really, really sick. My 3-year-old, Jameson, has had the worst of it. I’ve had many nights where I’ve cried and I’ve never prayed more in my life.”
The Grammy award-winning music producer, whose real name is Kenneth Edmonds, reflected on his COVID-19 diagnosis on his 62nd birthday Friday.
“I feel so blessed to be able to celebrate another birthday,” he wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “I tested positive for the Covid19 virus, as did my family. It’s an incredibly scary thing to go through my friends.”
Although Babyface didn’t provide a timeline on his diagnosis, the singer-songwriter added that he and his family are no longer positive for the contagious virus.
“I’m scared to death,” said Scarface, who on Thursday (March 26) revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19. The Houston native has been quarantined for three weeks in his house with no physical contact outside. He first experienced symptoms like a lack of taste and smell. “I ain’t never felt like this… vulnerable,” he added. “For the first time in my life, I feel like I was not in control of what was about to happen.”
Scarface emphasized repeatedly the dire need for all to stay isolated. “Don’t do it,” he cautioned to young people who want to socialize. “I know we feel invincible at times.” Personalizing the experience even more, Scarface added: “If God was trying to get my attention, he now has my undivided attention.”
- Slim Thug
The Houston rapper informed his million-plus Instagram followers that he had tested posted for the virus, sharing a video of the experience. “I feel like I put myself in that position on accident by speaking on it so much,” he says. “At that point, I feel like I had to keep it real and be responsible and let everybody know it is real. I got it.”
Bunkered inside his Texas home, Slim Thug is in good spirits, but has a lot on his mind. He says he’ll be fine, physically and financially, but there are millions across the nation who won’t be.
- YNW Melly
The rapper is still suffering from symptoms of the virus, including “labored breathing, body aches and headaches” and “a high temperature and chills, particularly at night”.
24hourhiphop, also reported that Melly is being treated for COVID-19 with sports drink Gatorade and Tylenol.
- Fred the Godson
The Bronx rapper revealed on social media that he has contracted the rapidly spreading virus. “I’m in here with this Covid-19 shit! Please keep me in y’all prayers!!! #GodIsGreat,” he said in a tweet, which also contained a photo of him in the hospital with what appears to be an oxygen mask on his face.
On April 1, just days before Fred The Godson revealed his positive diagnosis, the rapper uploaded a photo of himself to Instagram where he can be seen outside wearing a protective mask over his mouth and nose.
“Good morning y’all! Through it all we all are still “BLESSED” hope I all have a blessed Wednesday!” he said in the caption accompanying the photo.
- Dj Webster
“I started getting a lot of symptoms on about 9-10 days ago, so isolated myself immediately. Fever, headaches, sore throat, shortness of breath, body aches, no appetite. So I thought it was the flu originally. The flu test back came back negative. The COVID test I go back about and hour ago and I tested positive for it.”
He also goes on to say that he has asthma so he is monitoring himself a little bit extra. In 2009 Webstar rose to fame thanks to his hit song ‘Chicken Noodle Soup’ featuring Young B.
- DJ Black and Mild ( RIP )
Go DJ Black N Mild, a New Orleans native and bounce music DJ, has reportedly died at age 44 after testing positive for Coronavirus. It’s reported that the deejay, whose birth name is Oliver Stokes Jr., was one of two Coronavirus-related deaths in Louisiana on Thursday (March 19), according to the Orleans Parish Coroner’s Office.
The Coroner’s Office also confirmed on Friday (March 20) that DJ Black N Mild tested positive for COVID-19 and died the day before.
This is a short list of notable artist who have came out publicly about the disease – there are more who have tested positive who have not publicly came out – as well as those who have caught it and didn’t even know they caught it.
Our prayers are going out to everyone going though these hard times. Stay social distancing, but don’t forget to reach out and stay connect with people in other ways. Playing online games, Live Video Conferences, Calling Friends & Family, ect…
Be kind and stay safe.