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*Updated* Family Asking For Funeral Help Underground Hip-Hop Veteran Menacide Passed Away RIP

Menacide’s  (birth name Shawn Larson) family is seeking help for his funeral cost with a goal of 5 grand. No life insurance policy was ever created. To donate just click on this authentic Gofund Me link to support Menacide’s family during their time of need here:

*Original Article Below*

We here at are in complete shock. Today the wicked underground scene is drenched in complete darkness and painful sorrow. Michigan veteran emcee Menacide just passed away at age 44 due to a long battle with health issues related to his heart. Nothing else is known at this time, but a funeral service is being planned in honor of his legacy. Mencaide started out as an emcee in 1993 and became largely known across the underground hip-hop scene in 2001 after releasing his acclaimed EP ‘In My World’. The release of the EP garnered attention from the Associated Press and articles about Menacide started to spring about all over. 

Shortly after, Menacide quickly gained respect from fellow Michigan hip-hop heavyweights Proof (D-12) (RIP)Prozak, The Dayton Family, and King Gordy. Forever cementing Mencaide’s name among the history of Michigan hip-hop and beyond! Menacide’s hip-hop super-groups Michigan Millita (W/ Saint Sinna) and Heavy Hittaz (W/ McNastee) helped breathe new life for the hip-hop genre through their lyrical genius-gutterness. Menacide and McNastee also ran Thirteen Percent Records together, pumping out many different releases From 2001 through 2020.  In the middle of all this, Mencaide even became part of the Mission: Infect roster. 

*McNastee and Mencaide performing together around 2006*

*Menacide kicking it with Saint Sinna (Mission: Infect)*

*Menacide with Prozak*

Looking back.  Menacide’s smooth signature flow inside his classic LP’s,  “Knuckle Up”, “The Drugz”, “Street Symphony”, “Special Reserve”, and “The Pyrex” proved the Devilz Nite compilation founder was destined to spit lyrical flames among the underground; by wreaking havoc on the mic to snuff out all the wack emcees destroying the hip-hop genre with their utter staleness.  After a brief hiatus, Menacide returned to the underground in 2018 to pay homage to his horrorcore roots by releasing the limited retro throwback cassette tape “Murda One”.

 Menacide’s final release, the double LP “Reign Supreme” (Book One and Book Two) contained Proof of D-12′s last recorded vocal performance via the “Livin’ Proof”  single. Above all, the double LP continued to properly showcase Mencaide’s influential hip-hop skills at his absolute best! Meaning, no hip-hop fan from any era of the genre should ever skip bumping “Reign Supreme” Book One & Book Two.

In his honor, we will be bumping the entire Mencaide discography on full blast! Menacide, thank you for all the kick-ass music over the last twenty years. We send our deepest sincere condolences to your family and friends. RIP

*Lo Key’s heartfelt tribute to Menacide*

Woke up to some very sad news about the passing of our friend and fellow artist Menacide. I’ve been getting tagged in posts all day because of our association through our music, so I wanted to jump on here and say a few words about my experiences with Mena.
In 2004, I won a contest on horrorcore site called KillMusick, and one of the prizes was a 16 bar verse from Menacide, as well as an autographed copy of his Drugz vinyl LP that just came out. I had already been a fan of his music, and was just gaining traction in the scene with my own solo music, so I was beyond hype for that collab.
Growing up, most of the artists and people I looked up to were either huge dicks, or just not willing to reach down and help a dude like me. To my surprise, Mena was the exact opposite. From that point on, any time I needed advice or guidance, he would give it to me straight with no bullshit or secondary agenda.
In 2006-2007 I was arranging to best emcees from all corners of the wicked underground scene for a project called MISSION : INFECT. And let me tell you guys something. Menacide was one of the best spitters that ever existed in this scene. Talking about pure, raw talent. Dude lived in the studio and was a perfectionist to the fullest extent. Him being in MI was a no brainer.
We got to kick it a few times, too. Once at the house party we threw in 2007. Another time at his home in Michigan. Always was a down to earth, chill professional dude. Over the years we stayed in touch even after MI went away. He left social media for years at a time so we often lost touch, but he’d always pop up here and there with a voice message letting me know about new music he was working on, or just to let me know he loved me which was always surreal to me, being such a heavy inspiration to me when I was younger.
Gonna miss chopping it up with you brother, you were a real one and went to bat for me so many times. I’ll always appreciate your influence on my career and life, and I know there are countless others who share that appreciation.
RIP Menacide






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    Faygoluvers Comments

  1. MarsAttacks

    Comment posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 03:23 pm GMT -6 at 3:23 pm

    Wow. Terrible news. Total innovator and underground legend. Really did a lot to hold down the horrorcore community for a long time.

  2. Noawareness

    Comment posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 03:29 pm GMT -6 at 3:29 pm

    Those Heavy Hittaz mixtapes were my shit, back in the day.

  3. BZA

    Comment posted on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 08:18 pm GMT -6 at 8:18 pm

    Wow this sucks, he was a kind and chill dude, was always down to talk to or help out fans. He really made the forums tolerable haha

    Everyone check out the Drugz LP and Street Symphony albums, Drugz with Proof and the remix with B real are classics


    Comment posted on Monday, September 20th, 2021 06:33 am GMT -6 at 6:33 am

    I remember his MySpace page, feels like yesterday…

  5. MoneyHungryTwizzler

    Comment posted on Monday, September 20th, 2021 09:16 am GMT -6 at 9:16 am


  6. Kill Gods People

    Comment posted on Monday, September 20th, 2021 02:10 pm GMT -6 at 2:10 pm

    The word legend gets thrown around too much in articles on this site for my taste, but Menacide is legitimately a legend in horrocore. If you were getting into horrocore music beyond what’s on the surface (meaning ICP, Esham, Gravediggaz etc.) you probably came across Menacide quite soon.

    And he wasn’t one of those whack ass rappers trying to rap while having no flow or rhythm. He could actually rap. Seeing this news is sad. I’ll be on youtube today bumping some of his music, for old time’s sake.

  7. Carnivalkilla44

    Comment posted on Monday, September 20th, 2021 08:40 pm GMT -6 at 8:40 pm

    Dude was an OG. Rest easy man

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