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Grime trailblazer Major Ace dies

Grime trailblazer Major Ace dies”

Grime pioneer Major Ace has died, following a battle with a brain tumour. The rapper, whose real name was Luke Monero, had been suffering from a brain tumour for nearly three years.

He tweeted: "My older bro Luke Monero/Major ace! has sadly passed away. I'm in absolute pieces", wrote Ace's brother. "He was suffering from a brain tumour for nearly 3 years now... me and my mum looked after him every day and it was our pleasure", he continued. "What a personality and soul he was!" I'm so proud of my big bro he achieved so much in his short life!

Major Ace was part of Pay As You Go Cartel, which was the starting place for MCs Wiley, Gods Gift, Maxwell D, Breeze and Flow dan, producer DJ Target, and also United Kingdom underground music figureheads DJ Slimzee and Geeneus.

The crew, including Wiley and BBC 1Xtra DJ Target, as well as Slimzee, Geeneus, Gods Gift and Flow Dan, have gone on to successful careers in grime.

Major Ace was one of grime's original MCs, blazing a trail for the phenomenon in the early '00s.

You can see Ace's brother's announce ment below. Our condolences go out the family and friends of the Grime legend.



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