R.I.P. DJ Rashad

Chicago house, footwork, juke DJ, DJ Rashad passed away earlier today at age 35.

The news came via Detroit’s DJ Godfather, who was scheduled to perform with DJ Rashad tonight.

Via the Tribune:

Chicago police are conducting an investigation after a friend found Harden’s body in an apartment on the 2100 block of West 21st Street, said Hector Alfaro, a news affairs officer at the Chicago Police Department. 

Police said that Harden died of a suspected drug overdose. Narcotics and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found near his body, they said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office said he was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50 p.m. An autopsy is slated for Sunday, according to the office.

You have probably at least heard of DJ Rashad through his collaborative projects with DJ Spinn and opening for Chance The Rapper’s nationwide Social Experiment Tour. DJ Rashad was currently prepping a new EP, “We On 1,” due on vinyl April 28. R.I.P — another Chicago trendsetter, gone too soon.

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