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NYC Rap Legend Kangol Kid From the U.T.F.O. Dies – ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’ Author! (Details)

Publish date:

Dec 19, 2021


Lyndon Abioye

MTO News has some sad news to report, Kangol Kid, of the the founding members of the legendary hip hop groups U.T.F.O. has died. Kangol Kidd was one of the writers of ‘Roxanne, Roxanne’, one of the most popular hip hop songs in music history.

Several friends of Hip Hop pioneer Kangol Kid were posting prayers for the U.T.F.O. legend on social media, raising a red flag for anyone not in his inner circle. Hours later, MTO News got the official confirmation that Kangol Kid had indeed passed on, bringing his valiant fight with Stage 4 colon cancer to a tragic end.

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Veteran New York City promoter Van Silk explained, “I’m hearing Kangol passed,” he wrote via text Saturday morning (December 18). “I was on with Mix Master Ice last night. Trying to find out.” 

He returned just 20 minutes later with, “RIP KANGOL KID. He passed at 3:02 a.m. My prayers go out to my brother who fought a battle of colon cancer at Stage 4.

“Early on, we discussed our fight with this disease because my fight with colon cancer is stage 2. He told me it had spread in October. I encourage all to get your prostate and colon checked. May my brother Kangol Rest In Heaven.”



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