Traxamillion 'dead at 43' – 'Cause of death' of hip-hop producer who was instrumental to hyphy movement 'unknown'

TRAXAMILLION, a hip-hop producer who played a big part in the hyphy movement, has reportedly died at age 43.

The Bay Area producer worked with dozens of artists during his career.

TMZ reports that the blog Thizzler on the Roof initially broke the news of Traxamillion's death in a tweet.

Hyphy is a rap and lifestyle genre often associated with Bay Area hip-hop.

It emerged in 2000, but was cemented into history by E-40, Mistah F.A.B., Too $hort, and Keak Da Sneak in 2006, according to Complex.

Traxamillion produced hits for many of the aforementioned artists.

Also in 2006, the producer released a compilation album called The Slapp Addict.

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It featured a handful of artists including the previously mentioned Mistah F.A.B. and Keak Da Sneak, plus Dem Hoodstarz, Turf Talk, San Quinn, Clyde Carson, and more.

Fans have taken to Twitter to express their condolences on the loss.

@JefeVegas tweeted: "Thank you for writing the soundtrack to my life for my 20’s. R.I.P. Trax"

Another fan called the producer an "extreme influence."

Brianna Monae tweeted: "Damn RIP Traxamillion. The hyphy movement wouldn’t have been the same without you."

Some fans have begun tweeting that Traxamillion may have died from cancer.

However, that has not yet been confirmed and the producer's cause of death remains unknown at this time.

The investigation surrounding his death is ongoing.

More to follow…

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