Following news on Saturday that Chicago footwork mastermind DJ Rashad died of a drug overdose at age 35, numerous artists have been paying their respects to the late DJ on Twitter.
On April 26, DJ Godfather was scheduled to perform with Rashad, along with DJ Spinn, at Detroit's Inhale Art Expo. Earlier that evening, he tweeted that sources had informed him that Rashad died earlier in the day from a drug overdose. An official statement from DJ Rashad's representatives is forthcoming.
A pioneer and integral member of footwork, juke-informed house music characterized by rhythmic complexity and experimental sounds that got its name from the dance style of feet moving at breakneck speed, DJ Rashad released his last LP, "Double Cup," late last year. In early April, he dropped the EP "We On 1."
Read the reactions below from Chance the Rapper, Kitty, Danny Brown, Flosstradamus, Disclosure and Jay Electronica.
Music lost a legend today. And he was my friend. Love you DJ Rashad. RIP
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) April 27, 2014
if its true that DJ Rashad died, thats sad news. so sad :(
— ℒℴѵℯJay ELECTRONICA (@JayElectronica) April 27, 2014
thinkin bout dj rashad & the time one of his videos was shot at my show....with labanna licking my face... http://t.co/rVGB0gnfrF
— (@kittaveli) 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
— FLOSSTRADAMUS (@FLOSSTRADAMUS) April 27, 2014
Really sad to hear about DJ Rashad Another inspirational pioneer of an amazing wave of music. R.I.P. and thoughts to his family
— Disclosure (@disclosure) April 27, 2014