The Source salutes DJ Roc Raida four years after his untimely death

On this date in 2009, famed Xecutioners DJ Rock Raida aka Anthony Williams passed away from injuries acquired from a mixed martial arts accident almost a month prior. Known for his amazing turntable wizardry around the globe, Roc won the 1995 DMC World DJ Championship and was inducted into the DMC Hall Of Fame in 1999.

Raida released three albums with his Xecutioners crew and has produced tracks for artists such as Smif N’ Wessun, Big Pun, and even served as Busta Rhymes’ DJ.


Williams is survived by his wife and three daughters. He will forever be a part of Hip Hop’s legacy and will be missed by the entire Hip Hop community.

-Sha Be Allah(@KingPenStatus)