Music, style and pop culture legend David Bowie has died. The 69-year old had been battling liver cancer for 18 months, but chose to keep his fight private. Two days before his death, Bowie released the album Blackstar. According to its producer Tony Visconti, Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly was a big influence on Bowie when he was recording his 25th and final album. This is what Visconti said about Bowie today: He always did what he wanted to do. And he wanted to do it his way and he wanted to do it the best way. His death was no different from his life – a work of Art. He made Blackstar for us, his parting gift. I knew for a year this was the way it would be. I wasn’t, however, prepared for it. He was an extraordinary man, full of love and life. He will always be with us. For now, it is appropriate to cry. Here are some Hip Hop reactions to the death of one the true giants of our times.
Kendrick Lamar ✔@kendricklamar What a honor, what a soul. David Bowie, Spirit of Gold. RIP. 12:03 PM - 11 Jan 2016
KANYE WEST ✔@kanyewest David Bowie was one of my most important inspirations, so fearless, so creative, he gave us magic for a lifetime.
KANYE WEST ✔@kanyewest I pray for his friends and family.
QTip ✔@QtipTheAbstract He was 1of my 'HEROES'I just CANNOT believe it.. On the heels of his bday... His top notch album #RIPDavidBowie starman thin white duke
Pharrell Williams ✔@Pharrell David Bowie was a true innovator, a true creative. May he rest in peace #RIPDavidBowie
juicy j ✔@therealjuicyj R.I.P. David Bowie https://www.instagram.com/p/BAZGCWLI-EK/
IG: TechImmortal ✔@ImmortalTech David Bowe now?!?! Damn. I have a funny story about him I'll tell someday. Terrible news. Condolences to his family
The Weeknd ✔@theweeknd rest in peace David Bowie .
ErykahBadoula ✔@fatbellybella DAVID BOWIE
FERG ✔@ASAPferg Rip David Bowie
Ty Dolla $ign ✔@tydollasign R I P David Bowie
el-p ✔@therealelp was in a session when the news about Bowie broke. we watched "black star". the session was over. no point.
FAT JOE ✔@fatjoe RIP to a musical genius who transcended all races with his music. From Buckingham Palace to Forrest Projects, all knew his songs #DavisBowie
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