In a week filled with sadness regarding the death of iconic Gangstarr MC Keith "Guru" Elam, it seems that Hip-Hop will take yet another blow...
This past weekend longtime and well known L.A. spinmaster DJ Hideo succumbed to his on-going battle with colon-liver cancer and passed away peacefully surrounded by family & friends at Mission hospital....he was a mere 42 years of age.
Knowing there were questions regarding his condition swirling around, the brave and considerate Hideo posted this message on his website only hours before he passed:
"Hi everyone! Wanted to let everybody know that I check in back @ Mission hospital last week because of the weakness that I’ve been feeling for the past week. My vitals are stable and now need the assistance of a ventilator to breathe. I’m very aware of my condition and communicate in writing.
Right now, the one thing I really do miss is drinking a nice ice cold soda."
Hideo was a staple in the west coast and Japanese DJing world's as well as a former DJ at premier L.A. urban radio station's Power 106 and 100.3 The Beat. Most recently he had been mentoring and teaching at the L.A. Scratch Academy...
Hideo's family has set up a website here, where any of his friends or fans can donate to help cover the costs of his medical and funeral bills which register at over a million+ dollars due to Hideo not having any health insurance during his illness, which stems all the way back to his diagnosis in early 2009.
more details on the illness and death of this west coast and L.A. legend, as well as reactions from many of L.A.'s Hip-Hop community are readily available @ Ballerstatus.com
R.I.P. to "The hardest working DJ on the west coast".
-BIG D O