DJ Rashad, a pioneer of Chicago's footwork dance music scene reportedly overdosed yesterday afternoon.
Though DJ Rashad was a more well-known figure in the dance music world, he had his fair share of friends and admirers in the hip-hop sphere. Yesterday, the 35-year-old DJ was found dead in his apartment, with narcotics and drug paraphernalia allegedly found near his body. Many rappers and producers, including Rashad's onetime tour-mate Chance The Rapper, took to Twitter to remember the music legend. Read tweets from Chance, 2 Chainz, Danny Brown, Jay Electronica, A-Trak, Lee Bannon, Jeremiah Jae and Sasha Go Hard below.
Music lost a legend today. And he was my friend. Love you DJ Rashad. RIP— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2014
RIP DJ Rashad— Tity Boi (2 Chainz) (@2chainz) April 27, 2014
Music lost a legend ... DJ Rashad will be missed .. My prayers go out to everyone saddened by this tragedy— Danny Brown (@xdannyxbrownx) April 27, 2014
if its true that DJ Rashad died, thats sad news. so sad :(— ℒℴѵℯJay ELECTRONICA (@JayElectronica) April 27, 2014
DJ Rashad built so many bridges for Chicago music. He wasn’t just a legend he continued to innovate. This is really sad.— DJ Anti-Tweeze (@atrak) April 27, 2014
Damn RIP to a true innovator.— LEE BANNON (@BANNON916) April 27, 2014
DJ Rashad RIP! Just got to meet him for the first time at sxsw, was a dope experience, really cool dude. Damn. #ChicagoLegend— Jeremiah Jae (@Jeremiahjae) April 27, 2014
R.I.P to @DJRASHAD . Very cool and humble guy. Sad. Prayers goes to your family. Learned a few things from ya.— SASHA GO HARD (@SASHA_DARAPPER) April 27, 2014
Remember DJ Rashad's legacy by bumping his recent remix of Future's "Honest" today. RIP.