Karryl Smith, more popularly known as rapper Special One of Oakland's Conscious Daughters, died suddenly on Saturday.
Special One was found dead in her home on Saturday, MTV News reported. According to her sister and other half in Conscious Daughters, Carla Green, the cause of death is unknown at this time.
Thank you to everyone for your prayers I need them, Green posted on her Facebook page following news of Special One's death. I am sick over the loss of my sister. The cause of death is still unknown but I will try to share info when I get it. Pray for me and Karryls other sisters Jessica and Tonya. We are all together trying to get through this.
Conscious Daughters, also known as CMG, were a breakthrough rap group based out of East Oakland in the early 90's Bay Area hip-hop scene. Popular tracks like Somethin' to Ride to (Fonky Expedition) and We Roll Deep led the group to rise to fame with their debut album Ear to the Street in 1993, which made it to Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Top 25 shortly after.
Their most recent album was released in 2009 entitled The Nutcracker Suite.
Friends and family of Special One expressed sympathy over the loss of one of the Conscious Daughters on Facebook and Twitter.
Hip-hop historian Dave Davey D Cook tweeted about Special One following the news of her death.
To those of us who knew Special One and to her family and her partner CMG who found her in her apt.. Hugs, prayers & support, Cook tweeted.