BJ ‘Baby’ James death, Detroit rapper passed away suddenly after illness

Bj SRu James has passed away. (Source: Facebook)
BJ ‘Baby’James death. (Source: Facebook)


It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of BJ ‘Baby’ James, the Detroit-based rapper. Hailing from Michigan, James carved a niche in the rap scene with his distinctive style and powerful storytelling.

His untimely departure leaves a void in the industry, and our thoughts are with his loved ones during this difficult time. Keep reading to know more about BJ ‘Baby’ James and his cause of death in detail.

BJ ‘Baby’ James passed away

Tragically, the Detroit hip-hop community mourns the loss of BJ ‘Baby’ James, as his mother, Yolonda Green, took to Facebook to share the heart-wrenching news of his passing.

Baby James, known for his contributions to the rap scene, leaves behind a musical legacy that will be remembered by many.

BJ ‘Baby’ James cause of death

BJ ‘Baby’ James, the Detroit rapper, recently faced hospitalization due to heart failure. Despite a determined and courageous battle, he eventually succumbed to the condition. Concern and support from fans had poured in as news of his hospitalization spread, with many hoping for his recovery. Regrettably, James’ passing signifies the conclusion of a brave struggle against health challenges. His resilience in the face of adversity stands as a testament to his strength and determination. The hip-hop community now grapples with the loss of a talented individual who confronted difficulties with unwavering courage.

Who was BJ ‘Baby’ James?

BJ ‘Baby’ James, a revered figure in the rich history of Detroit rap, earned widespread respect and held a significant role as part of the esteemed rap collective Streets R Us.

Notably, in 2013, he collaborated with Freeky Skywalker to drop their debut mixtape “Call It What You Want,” featuring fellow Streets R Us members SRU Jack Jack, Fat Black, VA Michigan, and Phat Snoop. The mixtape boasted collaborations with notable artists like Helluva, Young Calicoe, Most Wanted, Tony Fenkell, and Pook Bandz.

In the summer of 2014, Baby James & Freeky Skywalker continued their musical journey with the release of their second mixtape, “Ball In Heaven Rokey.” Notably, James was actively working to bring the Streets R Us catalog to streaming platforms before his untimely passing, leaving a poignant void in the pursuit of preserving and sharing their musical legacy.


Rachele Green wrote: “Rest in paradise nephew James, Bj SRu James, Although you’re gone you’ll always be in our hearts. You fought a good fight and now God has given you your heavenly wings. Fly high baby. Love always. Gone to soon. Everyone please keep my sister, Yolonda Green & family in your prayers during this time of sorrow. 😥🙏🏽

Ronda Harrison wrote: “Rip to my cousin I was praying for you everyday! Send prayers up for my family! Pray For his mom Yolonda Green and daughter heartbroken 💔😥 I love you Bj SRu James

Our thoughts and sympathies are extended to his family, friends, and the entire community affected by this profound loss.


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