Chicago's hip-hop elite reacts to the tragic death of DJ Timbuck2.
The city of Chicago is mourning the death of DJ Timbuck2, real name Tim Jones, who died of cancer-related causes yesterday (Dec. 20). He was 34 years old.
At that young age, Timbuck2 was already one of Chicago's most established DJs. He was the host of Go iLL radio on 107.5 WCGI, which aired every Saturday night, and he was responsible for showcasing local artists and helping them break into the mainstream. "He was an innovator and pound for pound (arguably) the best DJ in the city," wrote prominent Chi-Town hip-hop blog FakeShoreDrive.
Soon after news of his death spread around the city, many of Chicago's biggest hip-hop stars expressed their grief and paid tribute to Tim via social media.
R.I.P. DJ TIMBUCK2. He was an amazing person and talent. My prayers go out to his family.— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) December 20, 2015
In Chicago and was tryina reach @DJTIMBUCK2 as I see this news. My god. Awesome DJ. Even better human being. RIP brother.— Just Blaze (@JustBlaze) December 19, 2015
rest well my brother @DJTIMBUCK2— one love (@VicMensa) December 19, 2015
RIP 2 da Chi Town homie DJ Timbuck2... Anyone know what happened?? Man so young— Consequence (@ItsTheCons) December 19, 2015
RIP @DJTIMBUCK2. Gave me my first radio play and believed when no one else did. True Chicago Legend. We will miss You.— Rockie Fresh (@rockiefresh) December 19, 2015
🙏🏼 @DJTIMBUCK2— Lil Bibby (@LilBibby_) December 19, 2015
Rip Dj Timbuck2— LilReese300 (@LilReese300) December 19, 2015
Lupe Fiasco (@LupeFiasco) December 19, 2015
Here is an unreleased mix from Timbuck2 that was shared shortly after his death.