DJ Rashad Reported Dead

Whether you know it or not, today underground music has lost one of its most precious heroes.

DJ-RashadChicago footwork/juke pioneer, DJ Rashad has been reported dead.

Born Rashad Harden, the rising music producer/DJ appears to have overdosed on an undisclosed narcotic.

An official report has yet to be released, but his passing has been confirmed on Twitter by some of his closest friends and collaborators including Chance the Rapper and DJ Godfather.

It’s a sad day for not only his friends and family, but for music as well. Rashad was a growing name in the underground music scene, and one of Chicago bass music’s most influential artists.

Rest easy, DJ Rashad. You will be missed.