Date: April 26

Authorities confirmed DJ Rashad's death on Saturday April 26. He was found unresponsive by a friend in his apartment on West 21st Street on the Lower East Side of Chicago. According to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office, he was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50PM. He was found with both narcotics and paraphernalia near his body.

Detroit's DJ Godfather tweeted about the news first, suggesting that he had heard back from a few of Rashad's close friends. Godfather was scheduled to DJ that night alongside Rashad and DJ Spinn at the Inhale Art Expo in Detroit.

Rashad, born Rashad Harden, has been a staple in the footwork scene for many years now. His last album, Double Cup, was released in October 2013. Earlier this month, he released a new EP called We On 1 Constantly on the road, he opened up for Chance The Rapper during the Social Experiment Tour last fall.—Dharmic X

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