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.

By Quinn

If Quinn "TurtleGravy" Tucker is one thing, he is many things. Not only is he a multimedia contributor for JNTM, but he is also an esteemed people watcher, hacky sacker, and festival frequenter among his peers and colleagues. You can catch the TurtleMeister munching on some vegan Thai food near the Santa Monica Pier or snapping pics of passersby at Venice Beach on his days off. And one more thing: don't forget to tune in to TurtleGravy Tuesdays each week!

Comments are closed.