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Ras G has died

Much loved producer on the Los Angeles beats scene has died at the age of 39

The death of Los Angeles based DJ and producer Gregory Shorter Jr aka Ras G was announced by Brainfeeder record label, which, along with Ramp and Leaving, had been releasing his hiphop instrumental productions as Ras G or Ras G And The Afrikan Space Program, since the mid-2000s.

Brainfeeder announced on Twitter, “It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our brothers, Gregory Shorter, aka RAS G. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends & fans worldwide. One of the founders of BRAINFEEDER & LA Beat Scene. Rest In Peace G. We love you. (Ohhh Rass! • Airhornn!).”

Ras G was the co-founder of Poo-Bah Record label alongside Ron Stivers and Black Monk, which started life as a record shop in Pasadena. His discography was vast, up to and including Dance Of The Cosmos, which was released earlier this year by Akashik.