“He was a great human being, a loyal friend, a great father, a great brother, a damn good son, and a committed husband.” ~Wise Intelligent
Some sad news to report… Hip Hop has lost another one of its own. Reports reveal… Father Shaheed, the DJ for the Trenton, NJ rap group Poor Righteous Teachers, passed away after sustaining injuries from a motorcycle accident over the weekend. He was 45-years-old.
“The Funeral will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Shiloh Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ.”
Wise Intelligent had this to say:
“POOR RIGHTEOUS TEACHERS would like to thank everyone from around the way, country. and world for their condolences, thoughts, prayers and well wishes concerning the passing of our dearest brother, friend, companion, comrade and fellow teacher – FATHER SHAHEED.
This hurts beyond the head, heart and stomach. This pain cuts deep into the souls of who we are. We were more than just a “rap group” and Shaheed was more than just a member and brilliant DJ/producer. He was a great human being, a loyal friend, a great father, a great brother, a damn good son, and a committed husband.
FATHER SHAHEED’S influence in and on our lives runs much deeper than musical recordings. Shaheed was responsible for the more healthy diets we’ve followed for the past 25 years. He was also responsible for my understanding of the necessity to be on point when it came to your studies as a 5 Percenter. He was the first person I went through 120 degrees with – I never told him that, it was my first time actually meeting him. He asked me what lessons I knew, I replied “120″ he said “prove it!”
THIS HAS BEEN a difficult three months for us, and thats saying the very least. We just buried two GIANTS from among us less than three months ago, now we areabout to bury a third. I imagine I am dreaming while I’m typing this, hoping someone would tear the curtain down and let some light back into this empty room.
THE LAST TWO TIMES I saw Shaheed were at funerals – his mothers, and XHotep’s. Culture Freedom, Father Shaheed and I were all just together laughing over our memories and moments with our brother Xhotep. Sitting at that table we could have never imagined or fathomed that we’d be in this moment right here – right now?
BEAR WITH ME if I have not returned your phone calls, text messages or replies to your posts, I am sorry and hope that you can forgive me. I’ve been knocked off my horse a few times this year alone, and each time it gets harder and harder to get back on. Mounting this horse at this moment seems next to impossible. I will give it some time and as Culture Freedom has taught me – let patience have its place”.