It has been less than an hour since reports of Prince's death surfaced, and already hundreds of thousands of fans are taking to Twitter to share their initial reaction. Prince leaves behind a massive legacy that extends far beyond the reaches of his 39 albums. As Roc Marciano explained, "Prince invented swag."
R.I.P. to one of the realest ever to do it. See how hip hop artists have reacted to his death below.
No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!— ErykahBadoula (@fatbellybella) April 21, 2016
RIP to a real legend, PRINCE. Definitely one of my favorites of all time... Tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999.— BADMON (@joeyBADASS) April 21, 2016
Damn. RIP to a true legend. The world won't be the same without Prince's crazy ass.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) April 21, 2016
Listen to tangerine by Prince or his cover of A case of you— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) April 21, 2016
?????— Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) April 21, 2016
In Minneapolis right now...and it's raining...
☔️☔️☂☂☂☔️— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) April 21, 2016
PRINCE MAN??— FUCK THATS DELICIOUS (@ActionBronson) April 21, 2016
That's the only idol I've ever had.— CHUCK INGLISH 20/3 (@Chuckisdope) April 21, 2016
He was and will be the only one.
This shit sucks
I'm sorry I can not accept that prince has died. I will give the world time to correct its mistake. fuck that.— el-p (@therealelp) April 21, 2016
HOLY FUCK... FIRST CHYNA AND NOW PRINCE... OMFG. ????????— CARNAGE (@djcarnage) April 21, 2016
RIP PRINCE, 1ST PRINCE OF MINNESOTA, LEGEND & INSPIRATION, THX FOR LETTING US CHILL AT PAISLEY PARK ???? YOU WILL ALWAYS BE REMEMBERED.— Allan Kingdom (@ALLANKNGDM) April 21, 2016
Stop playing yall. PRINCE can't be dead bro.— BJ THE CHICAGO KID (@BJTHECHICAGOKID) April 21, 2016
prince is fucking dead.— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
michael is fucking dead— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
the list goes on. and everybody wants to talk about drugs.— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
drugs, drugs, drugs, drugs. thats what killed this person blah blah blah. NO. It is MUSIC.— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
and here we are on the internet laughing and talking about people who put everything they have into music, and end up with nothing but money— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
people fucking die. so b greatful for that song that comes on ur pandora. that piece of music u tweet ur girlfriend. somebody died for u— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
honestl,y i dont think i cried this hard when my grandpa died, and my grandpa is my favorite person to ever enter my life.— Mac (@MacMiller) April 21, 2016
• this one hurts.— jacuzzi (@JazzCartier) April 21, 2016
Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) April 21, 2016
sometimes it snows in april.— el-p (@therealelp) April 21, 2016
I hardly play ANY of the new shit. Any of it. There is too much music from my generation to even try to. This is a nightmare #Prince— 9th Wonder (@9thwonder) April 21, 2016
Prince invented swag.— marci-beaucoup (@rocmarci) April 21, 2016