Terminally Ill Fan Passes Away Day After Meeting Eminem

Gage Garmo, who suffered from a rare form of bone cancer called osteosarcoma, passed away yesterday (January 12) in his home, a day after meeting Eminem.

“Family members told staffers at the Rainbow Connection that Garmo died early Monday evening — a day after the rapper fulfilled the 17-year-old’s last wish by visiting him at home in Rochester Hills,” The Detriot Free Press reports.

The Rainbow Connection is a Michigan-based charity organization, which connected the Detroit rapper with the teenager from Rochester Hills, Michigan.

“Since 1985 thousands of Michigan children with life threatening illnesses have experienced their most special dream come true,” according to Rainbow Connection’s website.

Garmo fought with cancer since his freshman year at Rochester High three years ago. When his situation grew dire, community members rallied on social media to make his final wish come true.

“[He] was given approximately one week to live by doctors and so friends, family, and Twitter users started spreading the hashtag #GetGageGarmoToMeetEminem,” HipHopDX reported yesterday.

Eminem made the 20-minute communte from his Michigan home to visit Garmo Sunday (January 11).

“We’re told Em was adamant he did not want the visit to become a media spectacle — and quietly arrived to Gage’s home around 5PM Sunday,” TMZ reports. “The two spent around an hour together — talking and hanging out. We’re told the whole thing meant a lot to Gage, who was in good spirits during the visit and after. “

A candlelight vigil was held Monday night for Garmo at his high school. Shady Records collaborator Royce Da 5’9 announced the Eminem appearance early Monday via Instagram.

“Mission accomplished,” Royce said. “God Bless this beautiful kid and thank you guys for all your hard work…”

Eminem’s latest project, 2014’s Shady XV was released in November to four out of five rating by HipHopDX.


Rap Genius Reveals Most Viewed Artists In 2014 List

Without releasing an album last year, Drake still managed to be the most viewed artist on Rap Genius.

The Hip Hop-focused lyric archive recently compiled a list of 2014’s most-viewed artists and the most-viewed songs on the site.

Drake topped the artist rankings despite only delivering a handful of songs throughout the year. Just three of the seven artists in the Top 10 released albums during 2014: Eminem, Childish Gambino and J.Cole.

There were similar occurrences in the most viewed songs of the year category. Beyonce and Jay Z’s “Drunk in Love” anthem received the most views for its lyrics, followed by Eminem’s “Rap God.”

The explicit content from Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Nigga” has been viewed more than 3,000,000 times since its debut in July 2014. “Hot Nigga” was the third most-viewed song of the year.

Rich Gang’s “Lifestyle” came in at #4, making it the second most viewed song that was released in 2014.

Hip Hop’s off year saw an 11 percent decline in album sales and the genre was excluded from the Top 10 best-selling albums list.

Check out the Top 10 most viewed songs of 2014 and top 10 most viewed artists below:

Most Viewed Songs in 2014
Beyonce ft Jay Z – Drunk In Love
Eminem – Rap God
Bobby Shmurda – Hot Nigga
Rich Gang – Lifestyle
Beyonce – “Partition”
Drake – 0-100/The Catch Up
Lil Wayne ft. Drake – Believe Me
The Weeknd ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Wiz Khalifa- Or Nah Remix
Kendrick Lamar ft. MC Eiht – m.A.A.d city
Big Sean ft. E-40 – I Don’t Fuck With You
Most Viewed Artists in 2014
Kanye West
Kendrick Lamar
Childish Gambino
Jay Z
Lil Wayne
J. Cole
The Weeknd