R.I.P. Anthony “DJ Roc Raida” Williams

Honestly, 2009 has been the worst year for this kind of shit, real talk…

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.

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R.I.P. Adam “DJ AM” Goldstein

NEW YORK (AP) — DJ AM, the sought-after disc jockey who became a celebrity in his own right with high-profile romances and a glamorous lifestyle, was found dead Friday at his apartment, which had drug paraphernalia in it, a law enforcement official said.

Paramedics had to break down the door to his Manhattan apartment before they found his body at about 5:20 p.m., the official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because family hadn’t been notified. There was no evidence of foul play, the official said.

Seriously this fucking year sucks. STEVE EDIT: I hope this doesn’t seem like they’re playing it out to be, but I don’t see it happening… At any rate, R.I.P. Adam..

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Mixtape: Baby Girl – The Best of Aaliyah

Yesterday marked the anniversary of her passing but since I was unable to get this up yesterday, it’ll have to happen right now. Rik Cordero & Three/21 Media come through with a 2 disc tribute to the baby girl herself…

Baby Girl: The Best Of Aaliyah, a 2 disc tribute compilation dedicated to the late, great Aaliyah. Growing up in the 90’s, Aaliyah was the pinnacle of success as an R&B artist who crossed over into Pop Icon status. This collection is a must for those who experienced Aaliyah’s promising career firsthand. It features almost all of her hit singles as well as rare B-Sides and Remixes including a joint she did with Beck. The homie Jesse Boykins III also contributed a heartfelt song to the mixtape

Download: Baby Girl: The Best of Aaliyah