R.I.P. Roc Raida: Master Turntablist & World Champion DJ

Crate Kings is sad to report that Grandmaster Roc Raida (X-Men) passed away today. Besides being extremely influential to legions of turntablists, Roc Raida was highly respected and loved by many.

Please take a moment to view the above footage from the 1995 DMC World Championships and honor the unique skill and style of Roc Raida, which earned him the title of DMC World Champion that year.

1,597 thoughts on “R.I.P. Roc Raida: Master Turntablist & World Champion DJ”

  1. Moment of Silence !


    Semantik this Hatim you showed me this tape Fall of 1996 ! You were the first person to introduce me to this culture and you broke me in with Roc Raida

    One love

    RIP To one of the best to do it !

  2. WOW. We really lost a great DJ. God bless him and his family.

    He was the first DJ I actually saw beat juggling…which was a huge influence for me to start deejaying.

  3. Saw Raida at The House of Blues (LA) with the X-Men. Dude was truely off da hook! My prayers to his fam and a FAT SHOUT to the man we called “Roc Raida”……PEACE

  4. love the thing he does at 1.40..
    I concurr with Trumaine

    “all i have to say is……DDDAAAMMMNNNNN!!!”

    r.i.p. roc raida

  5. Where are the services to be held for this Legend? Are there any scholarships in his memory? Where can one contribute??

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