The Educated Rapper, a member ’80s hip-hop group U.T.F.O., has died following a battle with cancer, AllHipHop reports. He was 54. The news was officially announced on Instagram by fellow U.T.F.O. member Kangol Kid.
With incredible sadness and greater regret, I am officially announcing that my UTFO brother Jeffrey Campbell aka "EDUCATED RAPPER" is rocking the mic in Heaven. This feeling I feel right now is so unfamiliar for I have NEVER lost a brother that I've done so much with. I've made history with this man. Only two other men (Doctor Ice @officialdocice and Mixmaster Ice @mixmasterice) understand the loss I feel right now. We're all we have left. Thank you E for taking this incredible ride with me. Hip-Hop Will NEVER forget your contribution...and I will never forget our journey. I love you and will forever miss us. ~Kang.
Jeffrey Campbell, aka the Educated Rapper, aka EMD, was one-fourth of U.T.F.O., which stands for Untouchable Force Organization, along with the Kangol Kid, Doctor Ice, and Mix Master Ice. Mentored and produced by the R&B group Full Force, their best-known song is the classic 1984 hit “Roxanne, Roxanne.”