R.I.P. Ajile Turner & Grandmaster Roc Raida

blame it on JES7 September 19, 2011

It’s a bit difficult to wrap my head around how fast time has passed; it’s been two years since we lost two more greats from the Hip-Hop community. Ajile Turner was a big figure (with an even bigger heart) within the New York Hip-Hop promotions scene, Common’s cousin as well as personal friend of mine who we lost tragically on Sept. 18th, a day before Roc Raida left us physically. Grandmaster Roc Raida, who passed on Sept. 19th, was one of the main figures, along with the rest of the X-Ecutioners crew, who influenced me into getting into DJing. Although I was trash at scratching, I highly admired those guys and followed their careers since they went by the X-Men and battled the Invisibl Skratch Piklz. Rest In Power to both of those good brothas.

DJ JS-1 – Life f. OC (Ajile & Roc Raida Tribute)

X-Ecutioners – Live From the PJs f. Ghostface, Trife Diesel & Black Thought (prod. Roc Raida)

Jungle Brothers – How Ya Want It (Roc Raida Rmx)

E. Bros (Wayne-O & Roc Raida) – Funky Piano (prod. Roc Raida)

READ: Common’s “Farewell To Summer” Benefit @ Brooklyn Terrace for the Ajile L.Turner Foundation