Following the death of Craig Mack, the hip-hop group misplaced one other pioneer — Matt Dike, co-founder of the long-lasting label Scrumptious Vinyl, who passed away at his home following a battle with salivary gland cancer. He was 56.
As a document label proprietor, Dike, together with Michael Ross, signed and produced a number of memorable rap acts on Scrumptious Vinyl together with Tone Loc, Younger MC, the Pharcyde, Masta Ace, Model New Heavies, Mellow Man Ace and lots of extra.
Outdoors of the document label, Dike was a prolific producer, himself. A few of his early manufacturing credit embrace producing the first-ever monitor to diss N.W.A – Romeo and Grasp Rhyme’s “Crackerjack.” Dike additionally produced or co-produced a number of the largest hip-hop hits of the 80s together with Tone Loc’s “Wild Factor” and Younger MC’s “Bust a Transfer.”
Moreover Dike provided his sampling expertise on The Beastie Boys’ basic 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique. Dike additionally co-founded the famed Los Angeles-area membership Energy Instruments, the place he deejayed large events, mixing disco, rock and rap data, lots of which got here from his personal in depth library of uncommon vinyl data.
In accordance with a press release, Dike expressed shock that the data he’d made years earlier have endured, and proceed to please new generations of music followers all over the world. “It’s mind-blowing. I simply needed to have as a lot enjoyable as attainable!”
Upon listening to the unhappy information of Matt Dike’s demise, hip-hoppers like Questlove, Dante Ross, A-Trak, DJ Eclipse and others paid tribute to him on social media. You’ll be able to learn a few of them under.
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