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DJ Rashad Found Dead

DJ RashadDJ Rashad, a pioneer of Chicago’s footwork scene was found dead in his home Saturday afternoon following a suspected drug overdose. The loss of the 34-year-old DJ has left Chicago in profound shock. Representatives of DJ Rashad released a statement on Monday, it read: “DJ Rashad…passed away around 1:30 PM Saturday, April 26, 2014 on Chicago’s Lower West Side. He leaves behind a nine-year-old son, Chad and his parents, mother Gloria Harden, and father, Anthony Harden. The cause of his death has not yet been determined.
Rashad’s father told the Chicago Sun-Times on Saturday: “Since he was a kid, he’s been doing this. He knew what he wanted to do, and a lot of us don’t get a chance to make our dream come true.”… DJ Rashad was a quintessential figurehead in the evolution from Ghetto House to Chicago Juke to Footwork and one of the artists to have to consistently pushed the evolution of the Footwork genre forward…His music will live on eternally.”