While the cause of death has not been confirmed by officials at press time, sources told AllHipHop.com that the rapper committed suicide.
X-1, brother of Onyx group member Sticky Fingaz, was originally in a Hip-Hop group named Gangreen.
Hailing from Southside Jamaica, Queens, X1 recorded with Onyx consistently and has been featured on each Onyx album since the group’s 1998 release Shut ‘Em Down.
He also recorded a song and video with 50 Cent titled “React” in the early stages of both of their rap career in the mid 1990’s.
The rapper was signed to Mike Tyson’s defunct Tyson Records in 2000, but his most recent deal was with Ball ‘R Records, which is based in Las Vegas.
X1’s last solo album Young, Rich & Gangsta hit stores in 2006.