The hip hop community mourns another loss following reports out of Texas that Houston rapper Big T has passed away.
Scores of local and regional artists who either worked with Big T or befriended him flocked to social media to share condolences after Mike D of the Screwed Up Click broke the news. According to Mike, Big T, who was born Terence Prejean, died after suffering a heart attack on Monday, May 7.
“I’m so sick of saying Rest In Peace to my peers. DAM!!! Rest ez big dawg #ripBigT #milliondollarhookman #wannabeaballer y’all pray for his family please. They need us right now!!!” wrote Mike D in a message that he posted to Instagram.
While fans may recall Big T from various features he did throughout the 90’s and from the release of such albums as Power Move (2000) and Million Dollar Hooks (2001), he is perhaps most recognizable for appearances on Lil Troy’s “Wanna Be A Baller,” Big H.A.W.K.’s “Chillin With My Broad,” and Lil’ Flip’s “Why Them Hataz Still Mad.”.
Among the artists who was most vocal about Big T’s passing was Lil Flip, who spoke of how much he depended on the late rapper to come through with one of his immortal hooks. In his post, Flip revealed that him and Big T had actually been planning out a collaborative project that they hoped to put out. Unfortunately, it wouldn’t come to be.