A Tribute to Grand Master Roc Raida

SOBs was lucky enough to have Roc Raida perform here several times. John “Papa Jube” Altino, SOBs VP of Music, wrote a few words about this talented musician.

Grand Master Roc Raida in action

Grand Master Roc Raida in action

These have been the hardest few lines to write in my life, as a friend, colleague of “ROC RAIDA.” We have done many events at SOBS together, notably the “DJ GONG BATTLE” which we had a date locked on SOBS calendar for the next “GONG BATTLE” on Tuesday Oct 10th.  I heard from his wife Tyeasha, she reached out to me and told me to cancel the date because Roc wasn’t well. A few days later, I got the news…

He was the most humble, talented DJ that I have encountered, RIP my brother, on behalf of SOBS, John Jr Altino who was a great fan of Roc, and myself. We are devastated by this loss.

On behalf of SOBs, we offer our sincerest condolences to his family. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

More after the jump.

Roc Raida on the 1’s and 2’s was truly a sight to see, and we hope you were lucky enough to catch him during his very brief time with us. Check out the video below to get a taste of what he had to offer. We were lucky to have known him.

MORE: Talib Kweli’s Roc Raida Tribute

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2 Responses to “A Tribute to Grand Master Roc Raida”

  1. We want to send shouts out especially for us to be at an album Release event@VirginMegastore-Chicago,IL .This is a throback pic from us.
    For Real…

    R.I.P-ROC RAIDA-X-ECUTIONERS

    http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=158834450&albumID=1052816&imageID=11290998

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