No Grammy Mention for Roc Raida

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Just watched the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards and noticed that they didn’t mention DJ Roc Raida as one of the musicians that have passed away recently in 2009.  I appreciated the honorable mention for Adam Goldstein aka DJ AM – former DJ of Crazy Town and TRVSDJAM with drummer Travis Barker – but DJ Roc Raida also made contributions to mainstream music with his group The X-Ecutioners and their debut album Built From Scratch – with their radio airplay track \”It\’s Going Down\” feat. Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park.

Since the media did play a role of exploiting DJ AM as a celebrity DJ (his former relationship with Nicole Richie that sorta made him a household name), I feel that DJ Roc Raida deserves an honorable mention at the award show as well.  But I did appreciate the honorable mention of both DJ AM and Roc Raida’s passing at VH-1’s Hip Hop Honors for DEF JAM.

RIP DJ AM and ROC RAIDA for your contributions in Hip Hop music.


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