Another “Great” Gone…R.i.P Roc Raida (check out the vids)

Headline: “X-Ecutioner member and Busta Rhymes’ personal deejay, Anthony “DJ Roc Raida” Williams, has reportedly passed today (September 19).”

We have lost yet another music legend. Anthony “DJ Roc Raida” Williams passed unexpectedly on September 19, 2009. The cause has yet to be released. Previous reports claimed that he was in a car accident and other sources are saying his death was caused from a Mixed Martial Arts injury. He is survived by his wife, 3 daughters, his mother, & friends.

A rep for the family said …”Family and friends will miss him dearly. Please give the family their privacy.”

DJ Roc Raida (a.k.a. Grand Master Roc Raida) began DJ’ing when he was 10 years old with his fathers help. He then became a legendary turntablist and was a member & founder of the legendary group/crew The X-Ecutioners (along with: Mista Sinista, Rob Swift, and Total Eclipse). They won championship titles and awards across the world. DJ Roc Raida was also Busta Rhymes’ tour DJ. Roc Raida produced records for Big L, Fat Joe, Ghostface Killah, Jungle Brothers, & Linkin Park, to name a few.

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“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 via Twitter (twitter.com/BusaBuss)

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“yesterday i shouted out dj’s across the world, dj am and dj jam master jay, today i say rest in peace to a close friend dj roc raider!!!!, dj roc raider was a real beast at his talent, and a very humble soldier, i will miss the homie, im deeply sadden, god bless his soul.”
-DJ Kid Capri via Twitter

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You Might remember Roc Raida from this Pepsi Commercial

DJ Roc Raida @ the Busta Rhymes Concert in Montreal, Canada (August 2009)

 

Pepsi Commercial

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