8 Mile Actor Nashawn ‘Ox’ Breedlove Aka Lotto passed away

Nashawn 'Ox' Breedlove passed away
Rapper Nashawn ‘Ox’ Breedlove passed away.


The actor Nashawn Ox Breedlove who portrayed Lotto in “8 Mile” has passed away. Nashawn Ox Breedlove made a memorable appearance in the film, and his contribution to the movie will be remembered by fans.

How did Nashawn Ox Breedlove die?

Nashawn Breedlove, Rapper/ Actor passed away unexpectedly. He was known for his role as Lotto from 8 Mile. 

Mickey Factz, who paid the actor tribute on social media on Monday, September 25, 2023 broke the news of his death first.

“RIP to one of the few emcees to beat Eminem… Lotto from 8 Mile. Who’s friends lovingly called him, OX,” he wrote. “You will be missed for your tenacity and aggressiveness.”

In a comment on Mickey’s post, battle rapper Daylyt also praised the 8 Mile star, stating: “The first MC who was ever robbed of his win in a rap battle! Rip lotto.”

In the comments area, Pete Rock, Onyx, and Grafh also responded to Breedlove’s passing. 

Who was Nashawn Breedlove?

Nashawn Breedlove was an actor as well as rapper from Newark, United States. Actor Nashawn Breedlove portrayed Lotto in the 2002 battle rap movie 8 Mile. Apart from movies, he used to fight rap under the alias ‘Ox’. He also appeared on the 2001 soundtrack for The Wash, a film starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Pooh.

Nashawn Breedlove was an alumni of Irvington High School. His most noteworthy performance was as the feisty Lotto in the movie “8 Mile,” when he engaged in a dramatic fight with Eminem’s B-Rabbit and gave him a tough challenge before losing.

Alongside Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and DJ Pooh on the soundtrack of the 2001 movie “The Wash,” Breedlove gained a name for himself in the world of rap music under the nickname Ox. 

Nashawn Ox in 8 Mile:

Nashawn OX Breedlove played in the 8 Mile, the movie portrays the brutality of rap battles in Detroit, where Eminem spent his early years.

B-Rabbit’s confrontation with a formidable foe is one of the movie’s most recognizable scenes, and Nashawn “OX” Breedlove was chosen for the part. A crucial turning point in “8 Mile” happens during the rap battle between B-Rabbit and Nashawn’s character.

Eminem’s performance as Jimmy Smith Jr. (B-Rabbit) in the 2002 film “8 Mile” got significant recognition from critics.

Nashawn puts on an enthralling performance that showcases his literary talent and captivating stage presence. The battle is fierce, and OX’s poems are potent ammunition. It’s a competition between two elite emcees. 

Despite having a $41 million budget when it made its widely acclaimed debut in November 2002, 8 Mile grossed over $242 million at the box office. The movie reached 20 last year and is still having an impact on modern mainstream culture.

Nashawn Breedlove cause of death:

Some unknown sources says that, Nashawn was shot and killed in his hometown. However, Nashawn’s official cause of death was not revealed yet.

As of the time of this report, detailed information regarding the cause of Nashawn OX Breedlove’s death had not been made public. He was without a doubt the most talented artist I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with.

Although he performed admirably in “8 Mile,” Nashawn “OX” Breedlove’s career was not as fruitful as Eminem’s. However, his role in the film and his prominence in the Detroit hip-hop scene ensured his position in rap history.

Nashawn’s appearance in the movie had a significant effect. Young rappers in Detroit and beyond were inspired by him to pursue their hobbies and advance their skills.

His commitment to taking on the frightening B-Rabbit persona was a clear indication of his love for hip-hop. The family will post an obituary for Nashawn OX Breedlove shortly.

Tributes flooded social media after his sudden demise news broke out.

Condolences to Nashawn “OX” Breedlove:

Altariq Hannah posted,

So sick of losing my family members Nashawn Breedlove aka Ox aka Lotto from the movie 8 Mile.
My he rest in Perfect Peace love you bro gonna mourn you til I join you.

Shaheer Williams posted,

Rip Nashawn OX Breedlove !! This was definitely shocking to hear. We spent many days after school with me on the turntables and Nashawn and Cory Davis CheefBali singing and Rappin. You will be missed.

Tom Gist posted,

y’all might know him as “Lotto” from 8 Mile, but I knew him as Ox…..Nashawn Breedlove Sleep In Peace Bro from great news to this

Quera Lifechanger McGilvery posted,

Damn! Did y’all know Nashawn passed today? Where my Irvington High Heads?!
May God bless his soul!

Frank Twyne posted,

RIP Bro Nashawn OX Breedlove Them Cyphers in the Hall was Legendary Rest Up OX

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