Do you have reasoning to substantiate the claims of rappers and Amare or you're just throwing them out their and hoping someone will bite?
Go on suns.com and look for old Amare articles when he talks in 3rd person and makes cocky claims. He is one of the most arrogant bastards i nthe NBA of alltime. At least Shaq has humour, and Kobe just looks arrogant, he keeps his mouth shut.
Tell me what good rappers do other than making "gangsta" cool. It's also cool to degrade women and its cool to be a "cop killa".
Rap (excluding clean guys like Will Smith and Kanye West) is part of the problem with the World.
Only way I could regard that as a tragedy is that Cassidy generated jobs for others working for him, but the death of a mediocre rapper I haven't ever heard a song of is hardly a tragedy. It's not like he's some kind of genius or all-world talent that'll really be missed, like Tupac/Biggie.