UPDATE 8:43 a.m. EST: Nicky Da B’s death has been confirmed by his manager and DJ, Rusty Lazer, and the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports the artist has passed “after a brief illness.” Lazer posted the following tribute to his own Facebook page last night:
“There are no words to express the loss all of us who knew Nicky Da B are feeling right now. Thank you all for the kind messages and thoughts. Though his death is tragic he would love nothing more than to be remembered for having brought smiles and joy to people he worked with, performed for and called his friends. He was well loved and one of the brightest artists I’ve ever known. Keep his family in your thoughts as we make plans to honor his life and make sure his legacy is meaningful and fitting for a talent like his,” he wrote. “Thank you all so much. I loved that kid, and the world is a little darker without him.”
Details are scarce at the moment, and right now, there are only scattered reports.
Nicky Da B is best known for being featured on Diplo’s “Express Yourself”; the track’s music video was directed for Karmaloop by former Boston DJ @LILINTERNET, who tweeted out his condolences a few hours ago.
Stay tuned for more information…
— Big Freedia (@bigfreedia) September 2, 2014
— @ LIL INTERNET (@LILINTERNET) September 2, 2014