RIP: David Axelrod, composer, producer, and large influence on rap

RIP: David Axelrod, composer, producer, and large influence on rap

From Ambrosia For Heads:

This evening (February 5), it has been reported that David Axelrod has died. The Roots’ Questlove took to social media moments ago to announce the death of iconic music producer, songwriter, and arranger. A native of South Central Los Angeles, California, Axelrod’s own music, as well as his productions for Julian “Cannonball” Adderley, David McCallum, and The Electric Prunes have been widely celebrated in Hip-Hop through sampling and interpolation. Notably, Axelrod worked in Jazz, Rock & Roll, Spoken Word, and Soul/R&B. At the time of his death, Axelrod was 83 years old. No additional details have made available. […]

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