It’s been a heavy week for the hip-hop community. DJ White Owl, a popular mixtape DJ, has passed away on Sunday (June 6).
Details of his death have not been officially confirmed, but according to reports, DJ White Owl died from “an undisclosed long-term illness.” His close friend, Pokerface, announced the DJ’s untimely death on his Instagram page.
“Rest in Peace Rob. I’ll see you on the other side. Just gotta be strong and tell you thank you. See you in heaven my brother,” he wrote.
According to Complex, DJ White Owl was a major figure in the mixtape circuit with his “Drop That” mixtape series. He debuted songs from Lil Wayne during his “mixtape Weezy” era, as well as drop exclusives from D Block, Dipset and many others. Fans who copped his mixtapes will remember his famous tagline, “DJ White Owl, drop that!”
We want to send our sincerest condolences to DJ White Owl’s friends and family. May he rest in peace.
Check out reactions from the hip-hop community below.
Smh…. Rest in Peace DJ White Owl.
— Joe Budden (@JoeBudden) June 6, 2016
RIP DJ WHITE OWL
— ghost (@therealstylesp) June 7, 2016
RIP DJ Whiteowl
— DJ Green Lantern (@DJGREENLANTERN) June 6, 2016
Rest In Peace Dj Whiteowl
— BIG MIKE THE RULER (@bigmikeruler) June 6, 2016
Rest in Peace DJ White Owl. He had his own lane of hustle. https://t.co/MNlNLFvJhQ
— Statik Selektah (@StatikSelekt) June 7, 2016
R.I.P. DJ WHITEOWL
DUDE PUT IN A LOT OF WORK AND ALWAYS SUPPORTED THE WAVE…
"WHITEOWL DROP THAT"
— LaMusicaDeHarryFraud (@HarryFraud) June 7, 2016