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Rapper Derek B has passed away after reportedly suffering a heart attack yesterday (November 15).
The musician, real name Derek Boland, is said to have been taken to London’s Charing Cross hospital early yesterday morning. Paramedics were unable to resuscitate him, reports Mad News. He was 44.
Damn, this is very sad. Back in the day, Derek B was one of the first UK MC’s to hit the charts.
Legendary producer Simon Harris told the NME today:
“Derek was always a huge inspiration to me and can never be replaced, his tragic death at such a young age is a great loss to everyone who has known him and also his many fans. May I offer my love and sincere condolences to his family especially to his dear mother Jenny. Rest in peace Derek B, Bad Young Brother.”
He was a pioneer for UK music, I grew up watching him on Top of The Pops. He opened the doors for everyone doing it in the UK today. RIP.