REST IN PEACE: SEAN PRICE & DJ SWIFT ROCK

Hip Hop got hit big this past weekend as we lost 2 individuals who made a mark in the Hip Hop community.

Saturday, August 8th, the world lost an incredible Emcee….the legendary Sean Price aka Ruck from the group Heltah Skeltah & the Boot Camp Clik. He is one of the most consisted & respected MC in the game & has classic joints under his belt. Not is he only a great lyricists, he was a straight dude with a flair of comedy. He is survived by his wife Bernadette & 3 children, including his daughter Shuan P. If you want to donate to his fundraiser, you can  go here: https://www.crowdrise.com/seanp

This morning (August 10th), the Dj/Turntablist community lost one of it’s own. The 1998 Vestax World Champion & San Francisco’s very own Dj Swift Rock of the Supernatural Turntable Artists. Swift Rock was ahead of his time during the heydays of the “Tablist” Era. He was a Beat Juggle innovator that other DJ’s tend to mimick his style. Even 3x World Champion Dj Craze said that “Swift Rock was one of the cats that scared him” when he was coming up. Swift was not only an incredible DJ, he was also incredible human being.

Salute to both Sean Price & Dj Swift Rock….we will miss you both!

WE MISS YOU RAIDA! RIP GRANDMASTER ROC RAIDA (MAY 17, 1972 – SEPT. 19, 2009)

Today, Friday September 19, 2014 is the 5 year anniversary of the passing of our brother, The Xecutioners‘ very own, the late great Grandmaster Roc Raida.  The Xecutioners, The Invisibl Skratch Piklz, & The Beat Junkies……we all have history together.  Even though we are all from different regions across the United States, our 3 crews & a few others were the only ones that were pushing the Dj culture forward while everyone thought that Djing was “played out” during the early 90’s…..

For the Junkies, outside of battling & the competitions, Raida has a special place in our heart because we really bonded with him & the Xmen when we would do shows & tours togethers.  Hanging out, cracking jokes, smoking funny cigerettes…..real brotherhood.  He was our brother……Shout outs to Tye & the kids.  Everyone here misses you Raida…we love you.  Grandmaster Roc Raida Forever!!!

The Beat Junkies