The Hip Hop community will never forget the feeling that permeated the atmosphere the morning everyone woke up to find that Sean Price aka Hussain Sayyid aka Ruck of the famous Boot Camp Clik The Heltah Skeltah duo passed away in their sleep on this date six years ago. He was 43 years old.
His death sent shockwaves through all of Hip Hop, especially New York and Brooklyn to be specific. The Brownsvillian native was loved and respected in his community, whether it was for his penchant for spitting fiery verses, his Comedy Central-style antics, or simply for being one of the few examples of a responsible family man in the neighborhood.
P left a myriad of solo studio jobs, including Microphone Tyson and the critically acclaimed posthumous release, Songs in price code, in which his album release party scheduled at New York SOBs ironically turned into a commemorative show.
Rest in peace to Sean P. and condolences to his wife Bernadette and children from the Mind Squad. I salute the entire Boot Camp Clik for keeping your comrade and his legacy at bay.