Nov 2016

Chicago R&B Singer Johnny P Dead

This singer was known for his verses on some 90's hip hop favorites...
By Chan C. Smith

Chicago R&B Singer Johnny P Dead

Popular Chicago rap group Do Or Die took to their social media Sunday afternoon to announce that Johnny P, the group’s vocalist, passed away. He was reportedly 44.

Johnny P often collaborated with the group to produce 90’s hits “Po Pimp,” and “Playa Like Me and You,” among others. He also contributed to songs with Twista such as “Emotions” and “Yo Body,” as well as TuPac and Scarface’s “Smile,” which was released six months after TuPac’s death.

After falling into a coma in mid-November, friends, family and supporters everywhere were hoping for a recovery for the singer.

He has been described as a “Chicago Legend” by hip hop emcee Lupe Fiasco and beloved by Chicagoans and music fans everywhere.

Here is a video tribute for the late singer, created by the JET Staff:


  1. JoJo November 29, 2016 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Johnny P could SANG Johnny hill and many more male singers under a rug! Such a beautiful talent gone too soon!

  2. Jade M Kirkland November 30, 2016 at 9:29 pm - Reply


  3. LaVette December 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Gone but never forgotten #Chicago'sBest

  4. Pamela December 9, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    R.I.P johnny p. L9ve that voice

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