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Swizz Beatz, Eve & Just Blaze React to Passing of Ruff Ryders Producer Jay 'Icepick' Jackson

Swizz Beatz attends the 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 6, 2017 in New York City.
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Swizz Beatz attends the 2017 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street on June 6, 2017 in New York City. 

The Ruff Ryders lost an important member of their family this week when producer Jay "Icepick" Jackson passed away from cancer.

Jackson strung together credits as an executive producer, most notably on DMX's 2003 Grand Champ, Jadakiss' 2004 Kiss of Death and Eve's 2002 Eve-Olution.  Last year, he was enlisted as the associate producer and A&R for The LOX's comeback album Filthy America...It's Beautiful.

Several hip-hop figures paid their respects to Jackson on social media this week. Take a look at the heartfelt messages from Swizz Beatz, Eve, Just Blaze and more below. 

 

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

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