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DJ Official, a legendary figure in the Christian hip-hop community, has passed away. Fellow artists and collaborators including Lecrae, Propaganda and Alex Medina have taken to social media to pay tribute to the influential producer, whose real name was Nelson Chu.
I've tried to type this out hundreds of time. But I have nothing. I miss my friend @djofficialdj. I miss my big brother. Heartbroken.
For years, Chu has battled cancer and recently underwent a double lung transplant and a heart valve repair surgery. On Aug. 10, his family posted an update, informing fans and supporters that following the procedure, he “faced setbacks in his recovery” and was in the ICU. A GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $19,000 for his wife and two young daughters, and is still accepting donations.
In 2009, he released his acclaimed album Entermission, and has long been a member of the influential 116 Clique, whose members currently include Lecrae, KB, Tedashii and others. For years, he was also the DJ for Lecrae, and a sought-after producer. He was 39 years old. Discuss
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So far, fans have raised more than $16,000 for legendary producer DJ Official (aka Nelson J. Chu) and his family, following a major surgery late last month. Chu underwent a double lung transplant and heart valve repair after years of serious health issues including bone marrow cancer and emphysema.
DJ Official is a major figure on the Christian hip-hop scene. Not only was he Lecrae’s DJ until 2014 when health issues forced his retirement, but he was also a producer for Reach Records, The Cross Movement and a member of the influential 116 Clique collective, whose current members include KB, Trip Lee, Tedashii, Andy Mineo and others.
The initial YouCaring page goal of $15,000 has been exceeded, but the donation campaign is still open. Yesterday, his family posted an update, explaining that Chu has faced some “setbacks in his recovery.”
We cannot say thank you enough or put into words how grateful we are for every donation and that we were able to hit our goal. This fund takes a huge burden off of Teresa, who is already going through so much. Thank you, thank you, thank you, and God bless you all.
Things are a bit tough for Nelson right now. He has faced setbacks in his recovery and is still in the ICU. We are remaining prayerful and faithful. Every single prayer and comment for him means so much to his family, thank you all again so much.
Hip-hop star Kanye West has a distinct style of delivering rhymes which, as it turns out, frequently involves just shouting strange, guttural noises. Now, the Internet geniuses at Bort have created the supercut you never asked for, featuring a greatest hits of Kanye grunts.
Warning, you well never get the next 60 seconds of your life back: