Supporting San Francisco Hip-Hop Legend Rappin’ 4-Tay’s Fight Against Multiple Myeloma

San Francisco hip-hop legend Rappin’ 4-Tay, known for his iconic hits “Playaz Club” and “I’ll Be Around”, is facing a new and challenging battle off the stage. The West Coast legend recently shared on social media that he is fighting Multiple Myeloma, a rare blood cancer that affects a small number of Americans each year.

Anthony Forté, better known as Rappin’ 4-Tay, is not just an individual artist but a living representation of an era that solidified the foundation of Bay Area hip-hop. With a career that spans decades and a discography filled with chart-topping hits, 4-Tay has left an indelible mark on the music industry.

4-Tay’s journey in the music scene began with his debut on the Too Short album Life Is…Too Short. He released his debut album, Rappin’ 4-Tay Is Back, in 1991, followed by the successful Don’t Fight the Feelin’ in 1994, which featured the popular tracks “Playaz Club” and “I’ll Be Around”.

In 1995, Rappin’ 4-Tay had two songs, “Problems” and “A Message for Your Mind” featured on the Dangerous Minds film soundtrack, and in 1996 he released his third studio album Off Parole featuring Too Short, MC Breed, Mike Dean, and others.

Throughout his career, 4-Tay’s talent and unique style caught the attention of industry heavyweights, leading to collaborations with artists like 2Pac on the iconic All Eyez On Me album. He also joined forces with Ant Banks and Captain Save’m to form the supergroup T.W.D.Y., releasing the Derty Werk album in 1999.

Despite his success in the music industry, 4-Tay’s recent health battle has brought an outpouring of support from fans and peers alike. Radio host Sway Calloway shared a GoFundMe page to help raise funds for 4-Tay’s medical expenses, highlighting the importance of coming together as a community to support those in need.

As Rappin’ 4-Tay continues to face his health challenges with courage and determination, his legacy as a pioneering figure in hip-hop remains intact. His resilience in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to all who have followed his career and admired his contributions to the music world. The hip-hop community stands in solidarity with Rappin’ 4-Tay, offering support and well wishes as he navigates this difficult time.