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Rapper Rico Wade Passes Away at Age 52

Rico Wade passed away at the age of 52, according to a statement released by his family. They expressed their sorrow over the rapper’s death and requested privacy during this difficult time. The exact cause of his unexpected death was not disclosed.

The news of Rico Wade’s passing sent shockwaves through the rap community. Musicians who had collaborated with him took to social media to share their grief and pay tribute to him.

In a heartfelt message, Rico’s family announced his sudden demise:

“We are deeply saddened by the sudden and unexpected passing of Rico, a beloved son, father, husband, and brother. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of a talented individual who touched the lives of many. We ask for privacy to grieve and respect his legacy.”

Rico Wade was not only a musician but also a producer, known for helping his friends launch their rap careers. He co-founded Dungeon Family, a collective of hip-hop, R&B, and soul artists, in the nineties. Along with his colleagues Sleepy Brown and Ray Murray, Wade brought multiple generations of artists to fame through the group.

The trio also established the record label Organized Noize in Atlanta, Rico’s hometown, producing major hits for the artists they represented. Notable artists from Dungeon Family include Outkast, TLC, and Killer Mike, who expressed his deep sorrow over Wade’s passing on social media.

Killer Mike wrote, “I have no words to express my profound sense of loss. My thoughts are with his wife, children, and family. Thank you for accepting me into Dungeon Family, for your mentorship, friendship, and brotherhood. I wouldn’t be where I am today without you.”

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