R.I.P. DJ Roc Raida (X-Ecutioners)

 |  September 21, 2009
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rocraidaDJ Roc Raida (aka Anthony Williams), a New York native and one of the all-time great DJs/turntablists, is dead at 37.  A member of the legendary X-Ecutioners, he was known for being one of the best “trick” DJ’s and for his ridiculous beat juggling skills.   If you’ve ever seen him live (which I was lucky enough to do while I was in college), you would know that he is truly one of the best.  If you’ve ever tried DJ’ing or scratching, you should be able to appreciate the skill this guy had, being able to do things with his chin that most of us couldn’t do with both hands.

There have been multiple stories as to the cause of death, ranging from complications from a car accident, to a mixed martial art related incident.  The family is asking for privacy, and for now at least, we should just mourn the passing of a hip-hop great.  Check out a quick clip of him below (start at 1:40 if you really want to be amazed).

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  • http://www.ihiphop.com/wawski chowski

    so young to die…rest in peace DJ Roc Raida