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Monday, March 20, 2006

Vanglorious . . .

Professor X of X-Clan Dies Of Meningitis

Saturday - March 18, 2006By: Allen Starbury
Professor X of the X-Clan hip-hop group died in a New York hospital recently. Cause of death, meningitis. Sources close to the situation confirmed the tragic news with Allhiphop.com. As one of the founding members of the X-Clan, Professor X (along with his X-Clan brethren) made quite an impact with their conscious movement from the from the late 1980's to the early 1990's, coining such phrases as "vainglorious" and throwing out barbs to his foes with words like "sissy." Meningitis, sometimes referred to as spinal meningitis, is an infection of the fluid of a person's spinal cord and fluid surrounding the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the disease is caused by a viral or bacterial infection, which can be transmitted through close contact of an infected subject through sneezing, coughing, kissing, infected blood, or contaminated water or food. X-Clan's discography boasts a pair of critically acclaimed albums, To the East, Blackwards (1990) and Xodus (1992), which today are considered classic pieces of work. Soon after, the group disbanded. Then, in 1995, group member Sugar Shaft passed from complications related to AIDS. In addition, the X-Clan planned a new CD, entitled Return From The Mecca (originally titled The Trinity), which was scheduled for release in 2006, but it is not known if the release will drop. No further information regarding Professor X's death has been released, and funeral arrangements have yet to be announced.

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