A new study by TheConversation.com shows that more hip-hop artists have died from murder than any other genre.
The findings were determined by professor Dianna Theadora Kenny, who teaches psychology and music at the University of Sydney, after examining the deaths of more than 13,000 music artists.
According to Kenny’s study says, murder accounted for 51% of rappers’ deaths.
“This could be due to these genres’ strong associations with drug-related crime and gang culture,” she said, via an interview with the Washington Post.
“It’s a cautionary tale to some degree,” she added. “People who go into rap music or hip-hop or punk, they’re in a much more occupational hazard profession compared to war. We don’t lose half our army in a battle.”
The study also shows that rappers are less-likely to die from cancer or heart disease than an artist who performs jazz, blues or folk music.