Rapper Derek B Dies
2009-11-16 by Dr Dave De Sylvia STAFF | 41 Comments
Ground-breaking British rapper Derek B has died aged 44 from as the result of a heart attack, according to reports.

The rapper, full name Derek Boland, was one of the first British rappers to cross over to mainstream consciousness. His 1988 album Bullet From A Gun remains an underground classic, though his is most commonly remembered as the man behind the infamous 'Anfield Rap' featuring members of Liverpool Football Club.

"He definitely broke the door down," London rapper Ty told BBC News. "He was one of the first artists that I saw get to such a level through rap, and be on Top of the Pops, be on children's programmes, be on the world stage.

"He was one of the ones to do it first, when it was thoroughly unacceptable from the mainstream perspective. At the time, he was absolutely groundbreaking. He definitely broke the door down."

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KieranVandRakim
November 16th 2009
332 Comments


RIP

Blindsided
November 16th 2009
1871 Comments


RIP

RoshanC
November 16th 2009
219 Comments


legend

RIP

PanasonicYouth
November 16th 2009
7412 Comments


heart attack at 44 is pretty odd
any cause?

ZeroTolerance
November 16th 2009
435 Comments


Weed

CrazyFool84
November 16th 2009
1081 Comments


yeah prolly the weed bud......

anyway, rest in peace, that's far too young and too bad

ZeroTolerance
November 16th 2009
435 Comments


Amen.

KieranVandRakim
November 16th 2009
332 Comments


yeah weed causes heart attacks

Relinquished
November 16th 2009
26050 Comments


RIP

PanasonicYouth
November 16th 2009
7412 Comments


weed isn't gonna cause a heart attack
i was thinking cocaine or something but yeah

Titan50
November 16th 2009
4588 Comments


rip

bloc
November 16th 2009
35024 Comments


nowadays, at 44, it's not uncommon to see heart attacks. however, fatal ones are a bit rare.

cirq
November 16th 2009
9266 Comments


Weed does not cause heart attacks.

RIP

KieranVandRakim
November 16th 2009
332 Comments


no shit

bloc
November 16th 2009
35024 Comments


no need to get vulgar

KieranVandRakim
November 16th 2009
332 Comments


i just wanted to reach 69 comments, its my own personal achievement :B

jagride
November 16th 2009
2404 Comments


yes... weed can cause heart attacks. it speeds up the heart beat and screws with blood pressure and if your heart is in bad shape already it can trigger an attack.




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Lambda
November 16th 2009
2480 Comments


RIP

KieranVandRakim
November 16th 2009
332 Comments


so the fact that weed has never caused anyone to die is bullshit?

CompanionCube
November 16th 2009
977 Comments


if weed gives you a heart attack then you would have got one the next time you bit into a burger anyway

Chewie
November 16th 2009
4533 Comments


can you all shut the fuck up?

RIP

zaruyache
November 16th 2009
7441 Comments


I like how this dude's sputnik page has no info on it.


RIP

WHY DO FAMOUS PEOPLE KEEP DYING??!?!!?

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bloc
November 16th 2009
35024 Comments


are you saying that guy in Vancouver wasn't famous? or how about that little girl in India? or how about the family in Brazil that was in a fatal car crash?

Kronzo
November 16th 2009
994 Comments


RIP man

Fapper
November 17th 2009
649 Comments


"yes... weed can cause heart attacks. it speeds up the heart beat and screws with blood pressure"

False. Marijuana is a depressant, meaning it slows your heart and lowers blood pressure.

Wish
November 17th 2009
262 Comments


RIP

it slows your heart
No.

TRMshadow
November 17th 2009
4982 Comments


hmmmmmm... this isn't how most rappers die...
sorry for the crude comment RIP

qwe3
November 17th 2009
21368 Comments


lol slows your heart

rip

bobafe6604
November 17th 2009
67 Comments


zerotolerance you're an idiot

KILL
November 17th 2009
72285 Comments


meaning it slows your heart

you obviously have never got high

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Nagrarok
November 17th 2009
8323 Comments


Cannabis has psychoactive and physiological effects when consumed. The minimum amount of THC required to have a perceptible psychoactive effect is about 10 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. Aside from a subjective change in perception, the most common short-term physical and neurological effects include increased heart rate, lowered blood pressure, impairment of psychomotor coordination, concentration, and short-term episodic and working memory. Long-term effects are less clear.



Laceye
November 17th 2009
64 Comments


I like the analogy given above. Yes it does increase your heart rate, but like he said you would've gotten one anyway from walking up a flight of stairs so the effect is negligible.

as an aside... smoke weed everyday i dont give a fuck

Now lets get back to the topic at hand... RIP

JoshIsNumber3
November 17th 2009
151 Comments


ALL I DO IS SMOKE WEED, SHIT

PatchworkNeurology
November 17th 2009
352 Comments


RIP

and if he did infact smoke treez he's blowin the best treez in the after life

jagride
November 17th 2009
2404 Comments


Fapper you're wrong. Please retract your bullshit

Brownboy
November 17th 2009
114 Comments


R.I.P.

fuck people why can't we all just get along?

SMOKE WEED EVERY DAY

Demonicgman
November 18th 2009
417 Comments


lol at posting a paragraph from wikipedia. and how the hell does a man's death turn into a jousting match about the effects of weed? Fucking christ people.

forum2120
November 18th 2009
33 Comments


marijuana is my life

PirateSquid
November 18th 2009
1881 Comments


People die all the time.
Just sucks that this one made good music I suppose.

FyreNail
November 19th 2009
175 Comments


R.I.P.

Geebeats
January 8th 2010
1 Comments


Please listen to me DJ Geebeats here--- www.passionradiobristol.com the old school Hip Hop show. on the 8/1/2010 Were I will be doing a special show in rememberence of Mr Magic Radio DJ from NYC, Grandmaster Rock Rada turntablist , and derek b UK Mc who was the first Hip Hop Mc to go in UK charts and break the way for all UK Hip Hop Artitest.I will be playing tunes in rememberence of them R.I.P. very sadly missed but not forgotten.And 2 new tracks from volume 3 of my Mixtape projects and a special show of electro streetsounds from 82-2009 and NU-Electro more details here www.streetsounds.co.uk friday 12am midnight to 3am saturday morning UK time .Listen to my show and anybody eles radio show. They are all so in my top friends on here as my very top friend. All Hip Hop heads are welcome to listen and all stay blessed. They are all so my top friend’s on my space.were i play all Hip Hop vanyl accept My worldwide mixtape project wich the mc’s are from off here and i put the beats toghter underneath them that they rap over, and are from all over the world all the artist so far find them all in my top friends on here my space if you wont to know more about them ok, all so for big ups and requets get at me here the studio msn is passionrb@gmail.com and uk mobile 07794655178 United Kingdom 12am to 3am , but depends were you are in the usa, usa time 6pm to 9pm , peace Geebeats.



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