One of my favorite DJ’s passed away today. Roc Raida, an original member of The X-Men/The X-Ecutioners, was reported to have not been feeling well due to a spinal injury. No word on official cause of death, but he influenced a world of people to look at their record players differently in the early 90’s, at a time when DJ’ing seemd archaic in hip-hop and turntablism was a term yet to be invented.
If there’s anything good about this video, it’s that it’s in support of what is reported to be The Black Eyed Peas‘ last album, The E.N.D., due out on June 9th. Let’s face it, this group will never return to the greatness that was their first two albums, and if there’s anyone that sold the fuck out, it’s these guys. will.i.am is this generation’s Bob Dylan? My ass.
BTW, you can pre-order The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) by clicking over to CD Universe.