Posts Tagged ‘DJ Friction’

RIP R.A.R

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Onlt 2 weeks into the new year & already a great light has gone out of the world.

Legendary New York DJ/Producer/Performer, Raul A. Rodriguez passed away on Jan 4th this year.

I was only made aware of this fact as the great DJ Friction posted an incredible  tribute mix on Mixcloud.

Along with contemopraries such as Mann Parrish (for whom her produced the seminal b-boy classic ‘Hip Hop Be Bop’) & John ‘Jellybean’ Benitez, he helped change the face of dance music, as well as influencing the wave of electro/rap from the early 80’s.

Any b-boy/hip hop fan of a certain age will have at least one record he wrote, mixed, remixed or produced & it’s a great loss.

If you’re unfamiliar with his output, Friction’s mix provides a worthy overview of his work as well as being a fitting tribute

Discomusic.com has an obituary that you can find here