Rico Wade, Organized Noize & Dungeon Family Producer, Dead

Wade in 2001.
Photograph: Raymond Boyd/Getty Pictures

Rico Wade, Atlanta hip-hop producing pioneer of Organized Noize and the Dungeon Household, has died on the age of 52, confirms Wade’s household by means of his publicist to Vulture. Their assertion reads, “We’re deeply saddened by the sudden and sudden passing of our son, father, husband, and brother Rico Wade. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the lack of a proficient particular person who touched the lives of so many. We ask that you simply respect the legacy of our cherished one and our privateness at the moment.” With Organized Noize, Wade produced and wrote hits like TLC’s “Waterfalls” and Ludacris’s “Saturday (Oooh! Ooooh!)”. Netflix made a documentary in regards to the group in 2016, The Artwork of Organized Noize; nevertheless, the movie is at present unavailable to stream.

Organized Noize ultimately got here along with artists like Outkast and Goodie Mob to kind The Dungeon Household, an artist collective that developed the Southern hip-hop style within the early Nineties. “I don’t have the phrases to precise my deep and profound sense of loss. I’m Praying in your spouse and Kids. I’m praying for the Wade household. I’m praying for us all,” wrote Dungeon Member of the family Killer Mike in his tribute. “I deeply admire your acceptance into The Dungeon Household, mentorship, Friendship and Brotherhood. Idk the place I might be with out ya’ll.” There isn’t a explanation for dying reported at the moment.

Beneath is Killer Mike’s full tribute in addition to phrases from Jack Antonoff, Open Mike Eagle, and extra on the late producer.