Friday, September 7, 2012
Rest in Peace Matthew Africa
Last night I found out that Matthew Africa passed away earlier this week from a car accident. Matthew Africa was a rap blogger, DJ, and host of the Stay Hatin podcast and somebody that I considered a friend. He was always really supportive of this blog, which meant a lot to me because he was probably the most knowledgeable person on rap music that I ever met. I was fortunate enough to meet him and the other guys a few months ago when they had me on the Stay Hatin podcast and Matthew was so welcoming I felt like we were old friends immediately. He was honestly one of the nicest guys I've ever met. I had been thinking to myself these past couple weeks that I should get in touch with him and see if he wanted to go to a show or go grab some beers or something, but now he's just gone...
I feel absolutely horrible about this and I can only imagine how his close friends and family feel right now. My thoughts and prayers are with them. I found out earlier this year that my best friend from high school died of an overdose and just felt numb, but this really hit me hard. Matthew was in a car driving and his life just ended. How does that make any sense??
In light of this news I really don't feel like making dumb jokes about rap music on this blog, regular posting will resume sometime in the future. I just ask that you take a moment out of your weekend to remember his life and the positive impact he had on so many people.
Rest in peace Matthew Africa.