Rapper Hurricane G, one of the early female MC’s–before Lil’ Kim, Megan the Stallion, etc–has passed away at the age of 52.
The musician, born Gloria Rodriguez, was most known for working with hip-hop stars like Diddy, Redman, Keith Murray and more. She suffered from Stage 4 cancer, according to her daughter Lexus who revealed the news earlier this year on social media.
“Dear Mama,” Lexus began to write on her Instagram. “I’m sorry for all the hurt and scary times I put you thru for being selfish and irresponsible. I’m sorry for being a pain in your ass then and now. I’m sorry I didn’t get rich and buy you your dream house. I’m sorry I didn’t listen to you when you said those weren’t my friends. Most of all I’m sorry if I ever made you feel like you aren’t the most greatest, most loving and the most strongest woman in my life. I love you more than air.”
“I don’t know how many of you understand what that means but even after 30 years of life,” she continued. “I’m still trying to process it myself. I have never cried so much in my life I have never felt so disconnected from reality in my life.”
Domingo Padilla, who produced Hurricane G’s 1997 solo album All Lady, introduced her loss of life in an Instagram submit whereas paying tribute to the late rapper.
“Actually unhappy information to have,” he wrote. “I used to be lucky to know her and produce her first album.”
Stage 4 cancer is the most advanced stage, meaning cancer has spread to other parts of the body. You may be able to live for years with stage 4 cancer, but the prognosis often isn’t good. Rather than focusing on curing whatever kind of cancer it is, treatments work to slow or stop growth, relieve symptoms, and help you live longer and enjoy a high quality of life.1
When cancer spreads to organs away from the original tumor site, it’s said to metastasize. That’s why stage 4 cancer is also called metastatic cancer.
The cancer’s spread will often begin in the same region where the original cells were found. For example, breast cancer may spread to lymph nodes under the arm.
Common ways that cancer metastasizes include:
- Lung cancer to adrenal glands, bones, brain, liver, and the other lung
- Breast cancer to bones, brain, liver, and lungs
- Prostate cancer to adrenal glands, bone, liver, and lungs
- Colorectal cancer to liver, lungs, and peritoneum (lining of the abdomen)
- Melanoma to bones, brain, liver, lung, skin, and muscle
Survival rates show the likelihood of living for a certain period, such as 5 years, after a doctor diagnoses cancer. The 5-year survival rate for people with