Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes has paid respects to his late friend DJ Roc Raida on the first anniversary of his passing.
Writing via Twitter, Busta shared his thoughts on Raida’s legacy.
“RIP 2 THE LEGENDARY GRANDMASTER DJ ROC RAIDA!!!WE LOVE U AND WE MISS U SOOOOOO MUCH!!!WE WILL NEVER LET UR LEGACY B 4GOTTEN!!!,” he tweeted Sunday (September 19).
“ROC RAIDA!!!” (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
Last year, Busta broke the news of Raida’s passing via Twitter.
“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.” (Busta Rhymes’ Twitter)
A statement regarding his passing was also released after Busta’s tweet.
“Anthony Williams p/k to the world as The Legendary Grand Master Roc Raida has passed away unexpectedly today Sept 19 2009. He is survived by his wife, 3 lovely daughters, mother and friends. Raida was recently in an mixed martial arts accident, something that he has been practicing for several years. Although he had under gone 2 surgeries with great success, was released to an inpatient physical therapy facility and was in great spirits the past few days. This morning he started to have complications and passed. The family asks for privacy at this time.” (Statement)
Raida helped create hit records for some of hip-hop biggest names.
Raida has produced records for artists, such as Big L, Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Jungle Brothers and Linkin Park, to name a few and has dropped scratches for artist’s like O.C.‘s classic ‘Time’s Up’ to pop sensation Pink‘s new album. I’m Not Dead (British Hip Hop)
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