DJ Official – A Pioneer
Nelson Chu aka DJ Official passed away on Sunday, Aug 14, 2016. DJ Official was the DJ for Cross Movement then Reach Records, home to many of Christian Hip-Hop’s leading artists.
Nelson had been battling health struggles since 2010 when an ongoing sinus infection revealed a rare form of bone marrow cancer that was attacking his kidneys, as well as emphysema which eventually destroyed his lungs leading to the need for a recent lung transplant. Before going in for the double lung transplant, his lungs were at 13% function!
A YouCaring campaign has raised nearly $21,000 for his wife and two young daughters and is still accepting donations.
In 2009, he released his acclaimed album Entermission, and has long been a member of the influential 116 Clique, whose members currently include Lecrae, KB, Tedashii and others. For years, he was also the DJ for Lecrae, and a sought-after producer. He was 39 years old.
Please consider making a donation to the family’s campaign. The Overflow team shares in the grief felt strongest by his immediate family, the 116 Clique and the extended Christian Hip Hop community. Thank you, Nelson, for leaving us with a legacy to live up to, we will run the race that you finished so well.
Below is a playlist showcasing some of the projects DJ Official was a part of.
— Propaganda (@prophiphop) August 14, 2016
There are no words. You will be truly missed @djofficialdj. Thank you for being a true brother.
— Tedashii (@Tedashii) August 15, 2016
I know you deejaying on the other side. See you soon. pic.twitter.com/Xb63T8TMmb
— Lecrae (@lecrae) August 14, 2016