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Rap music star dies suddenly at 57

Flowers on a casket. (Unsplash)
October 24, 2023

Paul Costict, a renowned figure from the trailblazing hip-hop group B-Rock and The Bizz, passed away unexpectedly at his residence in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday at the age of 57.

While the exact cause of Costict’s death remains unknown, a close family member informed TMZ that Costict had mentioned feeling unwell just days before, although he remained upbeat and jovial.

Originating in Mobile, Alabama, B-Rock and The Bizz eventually rose to fame as a hip-hop collective. Established in 1986, the ensemble featured the talents of Baron “B-Rock” Agee, Leevirt Agee, Thaddeus “T-Bird” Maye, and the late Paul Costict.

According to The Daily Caller, the band’s journey to stardom was punctuated by their 1997 chart-topping single “My Baby Daddy.” The track, a centerpiece of their debut album “Porkin’ Beans & Wienes,” not only won the hearts of millions but clinched a gold certification, reaching an impressive number 10 on the Billboard 100.

Beyond his on-stage persona, Costict had multiple roles within the band, notably as its road manager, a detail confirmed by TMZ. However, Costict’s illustrious career was not without its share of challenges.

The famous rapper eventually became embroiled in a high-profile legal battle with his ex-wife, Lasancious. Their dispute over the earnings and rights of Costict’s gold album culminated in a televised episode of “Divorce Court.”

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According to The Daily Caller, while some people labeled the B-Rock and The Bizz a “one-hit-wonder,” just last year, pop sensation Rihanna sported a “dat’s [sic] just my baby daddy” t-shirt during her pregnancy, paying tribute to the legacy of the band.

As tributes pour in, Thaddeus “T-Bird” Maye, Costict’s bandmate and confidant, reminisced about their time together, describing Costict to TMZ as “a very funny and Kool brother.”

This news article was partially created with the assistance of artificial intelligence and edited and fact-checked by a human editor.