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Roc Raida Dead

This has just been confirmed through a Busta Rhymes message on Twitter. Busta tweeted a message saying Roc Raida is dead. We are still awaiting final confirmation of this news but artists and colleagues including Da Beatminerz have stated through social media that turntablism pioneer and instructor Roc Raida has died this weekend.

“I am sorry 2 say that on this day at 2:05 Sept 19th we lost another incredible life…Dj Roc Raida died 2day my personal Dj is gone… I just wanna thank everyone 4 ur love and support and ur prayers…We will never let ur name die Roc…We love u and will 4ever miss u…RIP.”

This happened just few hours ago and details are still streaming in. While to try to get more information on Roc Raida, please leave your condolence messages below.

The New York-based deejay was most known for his years with the award-winning X-Men (b/k/a) The X-Ecutioners. This crew, whose legendary lineup included founder Rob Swift, Total Eclipse, Mista Sinista and Roc Raida (Steve Dee, DJ Boogie Blind and DJ Precision were also members at various times).

Fans would remember that some time back we had reported Roc Raida was hospitalized as a result of a spinal injury.

Funeral Plans for Roc Raida

Roc Raida was 37 years old and had won numerous awards and recognitions in his field.

Buy Roc Raida Music – The DJ/Producer Series: How 2 Party Rock

RIP Roc Raida!

    13 Responses to “Roc Raida Dead”

    1. R.I.P. says:

      My heart is heavy with this news. Love and peace to Busta Rhymes and Roc Raida’s family. So sad.

    2. dj reazon says:

      he’s one of the reason’s I’m djing today. i had a chance to meet him and asked him for his autograph, all i had was my cheek stub from the day before, so he singed it was a unforgettable show that night, he was one of the greatest dj’s i ever seen. R.I.P

    3. Lo Lastinger says:

      When i first really got into hip-hop i saw a vhs tape of the 94 DMC finalists and Roc Raida was spinning with a bike over his back,scratchin the record with the tire,on point the whole time…Used a couple of words off each of a lot of records to create one diss to DJs..One of the best yet

    4. DJ Jay One says:

      Im really heart broken about this news, I just heard this on the radio. I had a chance to meet him back in 2000 in Amherst Ma, wow what gentleman he was. Very humble, almost shy but when he was on the set forget about it! He was and always will be a beast! My condolences goes out to Roc Raida and hes family and to Busta Rhymes. I really hope he gets the recognition and respect as everyone famous whos passed away. R.I.P. Roc Radia you will be sadly missed.

    5. family says:

      Yes my brother passed away today, complications from surgery…ill always miss and love him…y’all know him as roc raida, I know him as anthony williams. I remember when he first started scratching on one old record player, than started doing parties to block parties, all the fun we had as teenagers…remembering our little crew, anthony..a.k.a roc raida, earnest, jodi,ralph gandi..112st st nicolas ave to foster u little bro..

    6. DJ MISTA REESE says:

      I was hoping the news wasn’t true , but it seems that it is so. Roc was an inspiration to all that followed him.. he will forever be missed.

    7. jason says:

      the one memory, I have is seein the x-men open for common. mmy crew left with the first ten mins of common, saing “it aint going to get better that “. the x-men blew us roc

    8. dj ease says:

      RIP MAN met u at the 2004 DMC NYC finals. Its a blessing to be able to say that and to watch u do your thing inspired alot of style to the dj game.

    9. Dave says:

      R.I.P. to the King of Beat-Juggling and Body-Tricks.

    10. Dj Page says:

      Met u @ The House of Blues when I went to see u and ur cru Bro. Glad that I got to see you in person, u were off da hook. R.I.P. Roc Raida!

    11. Drakesaber18 says:

      Roc the spirit world you was a def beat junkie Sir Raida…My favourite…..

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