Thursday, June 14th, 2007 at 1:35 pm
By now you may have heard about the death of Dipset-affiliated rapper Stack Bundles (born Raquon Elliott). Some of Stacks’ friends in the hip-hop community have responded to the tragic news.
Lupe Fiasco’s paid a tribute to his late friend via MySpace:
“My Dear Friend…it hurt so much to wake up to this…So sad,” writes Lupe.
“…I’ve watched from the humble beginnings…when he used to live with me out in Chicago we rocked together everyday…He’d write rhymes in one room and I’d be writing rhymes in the other…He was there with me through many a milestone in my life, the up’s and the downs, and I was so proud and happy to see him achieve success in his life at what he loved…Hip-Hop…Stacks was the first person that was signed to 1st + 15th way back when it first started. FYI…Even beyond that I considered Stacks family…My heartfelt condolences go out to his family and friends in this time of sadness…We all lost a good friend today…But He wont be forgotten…May God have mercy on his soul, Forgive him for his sins in this Life, and watch over him in the next…
“(I) love my ni**a, I only shed tears for a few and I shed tears for you… R.I.P. My homey Stack Bundles…”
Jim Jones, who signed Bundles to his Byrd Gang Records label, also issued a statement expressing his grief over the loss of a friend. “Not only did we lose a member but we lost a brother and a friend,” said Jones. “Rayquon Elliot a.k.a Stack Bundles was a joy to be around, charming, very intelligent, compassionate and concerned about the upliftment and enrichment of his community and the people in it.”
Freekey Zeke, president of Diplomats Records, described Elliott as a “true soldier” and sent his “thoughts and prayers to his family especially his sisters.”
Stack Bundles was shot in the head and neck at about 5 am Monday on a
We at ihiphop.com express our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Raquon Elliott.