DJ Rashad Death Attributed to Drug Overdose

By Lora Neng
WWW.STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
August 11, 2014

DJ_RashadFour months after the death of DJ Rashad, NBC Chicago reports that the city’s respected disc jockey died of a drug overdose.

Rashad Harden was found unresponsive by a friend in an apartment on April 26. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office conducted toxicology tests that found traces of heroin, cocaine and alprazolam in his system.

DJ Rashad is credited with pioneering the Footwork scene, whose style of music and street dance was a defining genre in Chicago which he continued to champion up to his last LP, “Double Cup.” The Windy City lost another music icon only weeks before with the passing away of “Godfather of House Music” Frankie Knuckles.

Tributes to the electronic music icon have poured in from the Boiler Room in London to the upcoming Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn.

Chance The Rapper, for whom Rashad opened at last fall’s Social Experiment Tour, tweeted, “Music lost a legend today. And he was my friend. Love you DJ Rashad. RIP.”

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