Hip Hop Week In Review: John Witherspoon, J. Cole & Gang Starr

HipHop News Posted on November 3, 2019 at 11:04am

Hip Hop Week In Review: John Witherspoon, J. Cole & Gang Starr

In addition, exclusive interviews with DJ Premier, Yelawolf Rich and Brian.

HipHopDX – This week in Hip Hop, the actor and comedian John Witherspoon, also known as "Pops," passed away. Also, J. Cole teased a possible future project for his Day N Vegas set. Finally, DJ Premier releases from Gang Starr, One Of The Best album Yet.

John Witherspoon Goes

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The Hip-Hop community mourned the death of actor and comedian John Witherspoon on Tuesday (October 29).

"It is with profound sadness that we confirm that our beloved husband and father, John Witherspoon, one of the hardest working men in show business, died today at his home in Sherman Oaks, at 77 years of age," his family said in a statement. "He is survived by his wife Angela, and their children JD, Alexander and a great family."

Witherspoon was affectionately called "Pops" by all who loved him. He was known for his role in Friday as Ice Cube's father in the movie 1995 Friday, as well as his role in the comedy series The Wayans Bro

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