• Uncategorized

Founder of The Dungeon Family, Rico Wade, Dead at 52

Written by on April 15, 2024

Rico Wade, a foundational figure in the Atlanta music scene and a founding member of the influential production collective Organized Noize and the Dungeon Family, has passed away at the age of 52. The cause of death has yet to be disclosed. Wade was pivotal in shaping the sounds of iconic artists such as OutKast and Goodie Mob, contributing significantly to albums that have become milestones in hip-hop history, like OutKast’s “Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik,” “ATLiens,” and “Aquemini.” His unique production style, characterized by soulful, sample-driven beats and a willingness to explore diverse sounds, has left a lasting impact on the music industry. Wade’s influence extended beyond his immediate musical family, as he also worked with artists like TLC, Ludacris, and Janelle Monáe. His death is mourned by many, including rapper Killer Mike, who expressed deep loss and gratitude for Wade’s mentorship and friendship on Instagram. Wade’s contributions have solidified his legacy as a crucial architect of the Atlanta sound and a mentor to subsequent generations of artists.

Source: BET

[There are no radio stations in the database]