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Hip-hop heads mourn the passing of DJ Booda [News]

Lethbridge, AB – Alberta’s hip-hop community is mourning the sudden death of 31-year-old promoter-DJ, James “DJ Booda” Nishima. Nishima passed away on Wednesday night. He left a legacy as the man who built up Lethbridge’s music scene. Booda brought in the big-name shows, and made hip-hop happen.

Booda proudly represented his city. He was known for supporting the up-and-coming local artists, and extended his reach beyond Lethbridge to artists across the country. HipHopCanada sends our condolences to his family and friends. Rest in peace, James. You’ll be missed.

The good people over at Global News released a touching memorial video to honour Nishima’s legacy. Check it out after the jump.

Hip-hop heads mourn the passing of DJ Booda [News] -HipHopCanada


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Sarah Jay is based in Calgary and works as a freelance journalist and photographer. Sarah is also a former A&R talent scout for the Universal Music Scouting Program, and runs a vintage store during the day. Sarah has juried the JUNO Awards, The Polaris Music Prize, and The Prism Prize. She has been fortunate enough to interview and photograph some of hip-hop's greatest influencers including Future, ScHoolboy Q, Ghostface Killah, Moka Only, Maestro Fresh Wes, Shad, Joey Bada$$, Mac Miller, and more. Follow Sarah on Twitter: @ThisIsSarahJay

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