The national rap community is in mourning, as one of its most prominent exponents, Eric El Grave, also known as Gravity on the freestyle battle circuit, died a victim of cancer, this was made known by his colleagues and friends.

“With immense pain, we communicate to you about the unfortunate death of our brother and friend Eric, better known as Gravedad. El Grave was one of the pioneers of Mexican rap:  originally from Aguascalientes, founder of the Never Die collective, co-founder of the league of battles SPIT MX, and collaborator in projects such as Vox Populi and Svnto Pecvdo “, announced his crew through social networks.

The national rap community is in mourning, as one of its most prominent exponents, Eric El Grave, also known as Gravity on the freestyle battle circuit, died a victim of cancer, this was made known by his colleagues and friends. “With immense pain, we communicate to you about the unfortunate death of our brother and friend Eric, better known as Gravedad. El Grave was one of the pioneers of Mexican rap:  originally from Aguascalientes, founder of the Never Die collective, co-founder of the league of battles SPIT MX, and collaborator in projects such as Vox Populi and Svnto Pecvdo “, announced his crew through social networks.

Rappers react to El Grave’s death

One of the best lyricists that Mexican rap had and personally a bastard who always behaved excellently with me. After so much struggle, rest in peace master. Today it’s time to hear the barcode on repeat and see those mythical battles,” wrote Gastón Espinosa Lng / SHT, on his Instagram account.

For his part, Alemán, who recently collaborated on a topic with Lupillo Rivera, expressed. It has always been and will continue to be an honor to have shared the microphone with you. I send my deepest condolences to your family.

“You treated all people as if they were your family, that’s why you are and will always be loved by everyone.  Only those who forget to die and that will never happen to you, good trip Grave. Thank you for everything you taught me, no only in rap, but about life itself, “shared Eptos.

Feli Dávalos, renowned music journalist and occasional judge in various freestyle battles, also published an emotional message about the weight of El Grave in the national rap scene.

” Gravedad, alias El Grave Levi, has been, along with Mike Díaz, the best rapper that Aguascalientes has produced. And one of the best rappers that there has been in the history of Mexico,” the communicator wrote on his Facebook account.

” Grave was one of the leading artists of the Mexican XXI century (regardless of the artistic discipline, far beyond music).  Both for his catalog, as well as being one of the key artists in one of the most important revolutions Poetics of current Spanish: rap battles written in Mexico – United States. His wit and wit are now part of the popular culture of the country, “he added.

El Grave’s emotional message about his state of health

On April 7, 2019, Eric posted a message on his Facebook profile about how difficult his health is. ” My health is at a critical point; much of what happens in these months of treatments will determine the time I have left in this beautiful reality called life. I canceled my battle against Blue One, my battle against Khafela in Guatemala, the rematch with Ya knows who in LXL, a battle in Secrets of Socrates vs. Gino, and my participation in Spit TDG vs. Chili Parker “.

” It also postponed the recording of an LP produced by Diego H of Wefly Music. It hurts me very much to have to do because they were big rivals, and finally, after so many years, was giving me recognition within the scene. Without realizing aires of greatness, he was considered by MCs, my contemporaries and followers of the movement, as one of the best exponents of the Spanish-speaking world in this discipline of written battles, “he added.

Finally, in the text, the rapper pointed out that ” if God grants me 1 day, 1 year or 100 years of life, I prefer to dedicate my energy to my wife, my son and my loved ones. Only one life. The ego is left over. Without family we are nothing. Maybe one day God will grant me the opportunity to return to the stage, to battles, and to studies. For now, I thank you all for your support during these long years and I only ask you to send me it merely vibrates to heal my body.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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