1972 ~ 2009
I think its safe to say 2009 suuuuucks....so many talented people gone too soon...WTF?!?!?
X-Ecutioners member and legendary turntablist Grand Master Roc Raida died this morning representatives of the DJ confirmed with AllHipHop.com. The source refused to give details of his illness or injury, or even the cause of Roc Raida’s death, but did state that previous reports of an injury during karate class or a car accident were inaccurate.
Roc Raida was an original member of the X-Men turntable crew, who later became The X-Ecutioners, a DJ collective that helped innovate the art form of turntablism. He became internationally known, after taking home the DMC World DJ Championship in 1995. Grand Master Roc Raida released 12 albums total as a solo artist and as member of The X-Ecutioners.