DJ Rashad found dead

RS-PressShot3DJ Rashad, a pioneer of Chicago’s footwork scene was found dead in his home Saturday afternoon following a suspected drug overdose, Chicago Sun-Times reports.


Rashad’s friends have taken to Twitter to express their sorrow, Chance The Rapper who raised Rashad’s profile after granting him the opening slot for the Social Experiment Tour, said “Music lost a legend today.”

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Rashad’s father said he was proud of his son, who started out as a DJ when he was 10 or 11 years old.

“Since he was a kid, he’s been doing this,” Harden told the Chicago Sun-Times. “He knew what he wanted to do, and a lot of us don’t get a chance to make our dream come true.”

Rashad’s death follows the death of iconic Chicago DJ, Frankie Knuckles, at 59.

An official statement will be released Monday, Chicago time.