Syllabolix Crew rapper Hunter from Western Australia has succumbed to cancer.
Pioneering Aussie rapper Robert Hunter, who performed solo as Hunter and as part of foundation West Aussie crew Syllabolix, has lost his battle with endocrine cancer.
He was a founding member of the Syllabolix crew alongside Dazastah, Layla, and chart-topping rapper Drapht, was a battle rap originator in the early-‘90s, and released four albums across his career.
He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in November 2009 and over the last two years his treatment was following by documentary filmmakers from Periscope Pictures.
Hunter’s final album was a collaboration with producer Mortar called Fear And Loathing and featured guests Layla, Dazastah, Optamus and Graphic, and the Hilltop Hoods.
Two days ago Hunter sent a devasating tweet: “There will be no pearls of wisdom today or tommorow. They are gathering my next if kin.”
Last night a tweet appeared on his account: “Rob passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by family & friends. Thanks so much for all the love. Keep u posted about funeral. Lau xo”
Drapht tweeted: “On behalf of SBX, we regret to inform you all we lost a brother this morning. @HunterSBX, we love you & we’re glad you’re no longer in pain.”
Hilltop Hoods tweeted a group photo, Funkoars tweeted sincere admiration, and producer M-Phazes simply tweeted a common hashtag amongst Aussie rappers today “#RIPhunter”. Search for it to see more tributes and watch the trailer to Hunter: The Documentary below.