The legendary collective mourns the loss of a friend.
The Ruff Ryders team are mourning the loss of their friend, producer and A&R Jay "Icepick" Jackson. Jackson died from cancer, and over the course of his career, it's clear that his influence touched many artists throughout the community. Swizz Beatz and Eve were among the first to commemorate Icepick with heartfelt Instagram posts.
"He was also a BIG part of the Ruff Ryders movement he was the reason the Albums got turned in on time just to name a few. We will celebrate you King forever!!" writes Swizz, who was also heavily involved in the Double R movement. "He also wanted to spread how important it is as men to go see the Doctor and check up on our heath ! That was his last request."
Billboard cites Icepick as the executive producer including Jadakiss’ Kiss the Game Goodbye, Styles P’s A Gangster and a Gentleman, Drag-On’s Hell and Back, DMX’s Grand Champ and Eve’s Scorpion and Eve-Olution. Quite the impressive resume, and truly a legacy to leave behind.
It's clear that Icepick Jay's presence will be missed, as evidenced by the myriad homages below. RIP to a fallen Ruff Ryder.
This is what our brother @icepicjay did for many people he always wanted to see people happy and having fun. @icepicjay is also a Harlem KING!!!!! I'm honored to be your son's godparent along with my wife!! That was a gift for us King Thx🙏🏽 He was also a BIG part of the Ruff Ryders movement he was the reason the Albums got turned in on time just to name a few. We will celebrate you King forever!! I'm so happy you're not in pain anymore. I send my love & blessings to the entire family and friends at this time🙏🏽 Forever ICE PICK JAY the GREAT we love you 🙏🏽 He also wanted to spread how important it is as men to go see the Doctor and check up on our heath ! That was his last request 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 #IcePickJay #phuckcancer
I had to #repost this. Icepic Jay. Sending out the most love and prayers to his family and friends and to anyone who knew him in any way. Just an actual good person. I hadn't had the chance to see him in so many years but I will never forget his support,genuineness and passion,support,guidance ever!!! #thankuforyourenergy #howmanylatenightsinthestudio #mayherestinpiece #rip ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 it's crazy... I wanna add so much more to this, no words can express enough 💔
Unbelievable and heartbreaking. All the cliche stuff you hear people say when someone passes were actually true in this case. Positive energy, man of respect, always kept his word.. just an all around honorable and genuine guy. Even when we butted heads as producers/managers/a&r's tend to do. It was always respectful and resolved with a smile and a laugh. We lost one, but heaven gained one. RIP Icepick Jay. Love.
Rest In Peace Ice Pick jay.... I never understood the good passing young and the scum bags living till 100... I don't understand Cancer... we don't discuss it but we as people need to educate each other on this terrible issue... ice pick was such a good hearted person... I just don't understand... maybe the angels needed an Assitant... then I guess they recruited the right man... life deals us shit sometimes... I just don't understand... Swizz,Dee,Wah,kiss,Styles,Sheek prayers for u and your family in your time of need... not sure if I ever met someone with such a good heart.