The Memphis Hip-Hop community is grieving the loss of upcoming young Memphis rapper Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore, who died over the weekend on Friday, December 30, 2012. The young rapper, who was only 21 years old at his untimely death, suffered from a heart attack.
Since the death of Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore, a native of Memphis, TN known locally as a rapper and true supporter of other artists in the Industry, the Hip-Hop community in Memphis has been banning together to provide support to Moore’s family and his small children, whom he leaves behind.
Twitter, Facebook and social media sites online are echoing posts of love and support for “Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore, who evidently had built quite the following amongst the community.
Those wanting to show their support for the Moore family can send donations to 3898 Dante Cove, Memphis, Tn 38128.
The young rapper was covered by MemphisRap.com during the start of his career around 5 years ago, when MemphisRap.com’s DeAnna Brown covered a birthday party celebration at Memphis’ Club Stop 345. MemphisRap.com was invited by the young rapper’s mentor, P. Moses.
P. Moses, CEO of Let It B Known Records, whom Rapstar was a protege of, spoke highly of the rapper. The female rap artist, songwriter, activist, and close friend of the Moore family, claims young Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore was a very talented young rapper who surprised and inspired many in the community with his talent, positivity and motivation.
Building quite a resume before his passing, young Rapstar was the opening act for hip-hop artist Bow Wow in 2008 and the opening for rapper Yo Gotti and R&B singer Pleasure P at the Liberty Bowl, then for Young Jeezy and Plies at the Summer Jam 2009.
Among those in the community, who spoke of the rapper in the echoes of the social sites, was independent label CEO and recording artist Miscellaneous.
According to Miscellaneous, he was in shock after learning of the death of Rapstar and requested that friends, fans and others in the Industry take a moment of silence for the young upcoming hip hop artist.
“I’ve watched you grind since you wuz a yung’n with your mother who truly believed in your talent!!!” states Miscellaneous adding “Don’t let [Rapstar] passing be in vain, we should all take this as a wake up call for us all to get a relationship with your creator like our beloved young brother was starting to do.”
“I don’t think I wanna rap anymore… I can’t stop cryin.. just grieving [the] lost [of] my lil homie,” P. Moses revealed on her Facebook.
Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore miss you,” “R.I.P.” and “gone too soon” repeated on social media sites Twitter and Facebook, over and over again.
A memorial service will take place in Moore’s honor at Twice As Nice Tattoo shop at 3576 Lamar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38118 on Thursday, January 5, 2012.
The wake is planned for Friday, January 6, 2012 at N.J. Ford and Sons Funeral Home at 12 South Parkway West, Memphis, TN 38109 from 4 – 7PM, while Chrishun ‘Rapstar’ Moore’s funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 2PM at New Salem Missionary Baptist Church at 2237 South Parkway East, Memphis, TN 38114.