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R.I.P. Roc Raida: Master Turntablist & World Champion DJ

September 19, 2009

Crate Kings is sad to report that Grandmaster Roc Raida (X-Men) passed away today. Besides being extremely influential to legions of turntablists, Roc Raida was highly respected and loved by many.

Please take a moment to view the above footage from the 1995 DMC World Championships and honor the unique skill and style of Roc Raida, which earned him the title of DMC World Champion that year.

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Milliondollamindz September 19, 2009 at 7:08 pm

Moment of Silence !


Semantik this Hatim you showed me this tape Fall of 1996 ! You were the first person to introduce me to this culture and you broke me in with Roc Raida

One love

RIP To one of the best to do it !


Semantik September 19, 2009 at 7:18 pm

Ahhh yes… the good old days. This was actually my all-time favorite Roc Raida performance… a true master.


Trumaine September 19, 2009 at 9:37 pm

all i have to say is……DDDAAAMMMNNNNN!!! r.i.p. roc raida




Sean P September 19, 2009 at 9:42 pm

WOW. We really lost a great DJ. God bless him and his family.

He was the first DJ I actually saw beat juggling…which was a huge influence for me to start deejaying.


DJ Heliobranco September 20, 2009 at 8:18 am

Last year I saw Roc´s skills in DMC promotional dj show here in São Paulo…it´s a very good person and the hip-hop world lost one of your best X-Men…


dj hb


Dj Ill One September 20, 2009 at 10:06 am

Damn this summer of death. Rest in power Grandmaster Roc Raida. The reason why I destroy crews on the 1`s and 2`s.


DJ7Train September 20, 2009 at 10:18 am

this dude was a god on the turns….RIP…


skript September 20, 2009 at 12:58 pm



Downstroke September 21, 2009 at 5:14 am

One of the funkiest to do it. I was there at the DMC final in 95 & he had some real competition that year from DJ Noize but it was all love. RIP.


wundrkut September 21, 2009 at 10:12 am
D.J. Page September 22, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Saw Raida at The House of Blues (LA) with the X-Men. Dude was truely off da hook! My prayers to his fam and a FAT SHOUT to the man we called “Roc Raida”……PEACE


Digs September 23, 2009 at 9:27 am

love the thing he does at 1.40..
I concurr with Trumaine

“all i have to say is……DDDAAAMMMNNNNN!!!”

r.i.p. roc raida


pauleggert December 15, 2009 at 11:17 am

Where are the services to be held for this Legend? Are there any scholarships in his memory? Where can one contribute??


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