RIP: Matthew Africa, famed Bay Area hip-hop DJ

RIP: Matthew Africa, famed Bay Area hip-hop DJ

From SF Weekly:

We’re just getting word via Facebook and other sources that beloved local hip-hop DJ Matthew Africa tragically passed away this Monday in a car accident. He was 40.

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Africa was well-known among the community of Bay Area hip-hop DJs, having first made a name for himself with a show on UC Berkeley’s KALX radio station. We’ve posted his work several times on All Shook Down, including a mix he made last year of the best of Bay Area rapper E-40.

Various tributes are pouring in across Twitter and Facebook. “My heart is hurting so much right now,” Tweeted Oakland Faders DJ Platurn. “This is so fucked.”

“Peace go with you Matthew,” Tweeted local DJ King Most. “Strength to all your loved ones. Damn.”

Africa was supposed to DJ at the Layover in Oakland tonight. Instead, the event has turned into an impromptu memorial service, where fans are invited to bring records and celebrate Africa’s life.

• Matthew Africa: http://www.djmatthewafrica.com

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