JazzMusicArchives.com Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home >Other music related lounges >Jazz related lounge
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Hip-hop and funk producer Ras G dies aged 39
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Hip-hop and funk producer Ras G dies aged 39

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
snobb View Drop Down
Forum Admin Group
Forum Admin Group
Avatar
Site Admin

Joined: 22 Dec 2010
Location: Vilnius
Status: Offline
Points: 23336
Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote snobb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Topic: Hip-hop and funk producer Ras G dies aged 39
    Posted: 31 Jul 2019 at 3:44pm

Afrofuturist producer was an influential figure on LA alternative hip-hop scene and co-founded the Brainfeeder collective

Hip-hop and funk producer Ras G, co-founder of the influential Brainfeeder collective, has died aged 39. No cause of death has been given but he had revealed in December that he had diabetes and pneumonia.

Born Gregory Shorter Jr, Ras G was known for cosmic, Afrofuturist music that mixed genres including jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop and psychedelia. He released 24 albums and mixtapes since his debut in 2008, collaborated with artists including Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle, and frequently appeared at the Low End Theory, the Los Angeles club night that helped to reintroduce funk, jazz and electronic music to the city’s hip-hop scene.

Brainfeeder co-founder Flying Lotus tweeted: “Ras G has left the planet, far beyond the galaxy. Show us the way to the cosmos my friend. I will love you forever. Thank you for your time on Earth … very difficult to imagine life without Ras G.”

Producer Hudson Mohawke also paid tribute: “So incredibly sad, [Ras G] was a true visionary and a weirdo in the greatest possible sense”. Producer Carl Craig called him “one of the baddest in tha game”. Musician and poet Moor Mother wrote: “Ras G was a real one. Believer in the power of music to heal the planet.”

In December, Ras G wrote on Instagram that he had been hospitalised with pneumonia, borderline high blood pressure, diabetes, hypothyroidism and heart failure.

from www.theguardian.com

Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 10.16
Copyright ©2001-2013 Web Wiz Ltd.

This page was generated in 0.118 seconds.