Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Derek B, 15 January 1965-15 nov 2009
Sadly, aged just 44, Derek B has passed away.
He paved the way for early british rappers. Although at times his career was not taken so seriously by many hip hop heads back in the day, I think most of us who were involved then and still are now, recognise his huge contribution.
Of course, as a scouser from the red side of things, I have to also recognise his part in the legendary Anfield Rap. With his knowledge of hip hop he managed to produce a parody piece that actually worked really well with many hilarious, informed references.
Rest in peace Derek B!
• Derek Boland (Derek B), rapper, DJ and producer, born 15 January 1965; died 15November 2009