Statement Released by Dungeon Family Regarding the Passing of Rico Wade

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    The Dungeon Family Mourns the Loss of Rico Wade: Official Statement and Tributes

    The music world is in mourning following the tragic death of pioneering producer Rico Wade at the age of 52. The Dungeon Family, a collective of rappers and producers, has issued a heartfelt statement expressing their devastation over the loss of their dear brother.

    Described as one of the most innovative architects in music, Rico Wade was the cornerstone of Organized Noize and the Dungeon Family. Future, a cousin of Rico Wade, paid tribute to his fallen relative on Instagram, highlighting the impact Wade had on his career.

    Killer Mike, who worked with Wade on his Grammy award-winning album, also shared his grief on social media, emphasizing the mentorship and friendship he received from the legendary producer. Wade’s family released a statement requesting privacy as they mourn the loss of their son, father, husband, and brother.

    Known for his production work on iconic R&B hits like En Vogue’s “Don’t Let Go (Love)” and TLC’s “Waterfalls,” Rico Wade leaves behind a legacy of groundbreaking music. Survived by his two children, Wade’s influence on the Southern Hip Hop scene will be remembered for years to come.

    The music community, including artists like Big Gipp, 2 Chainz, and Questlove, has come together to honor Rico Wade’s memory and contributions to the industry. HipHopDX extends its condolences to Wade’s loved ones during this difficult time.