Funk Legend Jimmy Castor Passes Away at 64

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Vibe | January 17, 2012 - 3:21 pm

[AllHipHop News] Legendary saxaphone player Jimmmy Castor passed away over the weekend (January 16th) of unknown causes.

Fans were alerted that the funk and disco player, oft sampled throughout hip-hop’s history, passed via a family member’s Twitter page.

Eric B. and Rakim, the Ultramagnetic MCs, N.W.A., Kanye West, Mos Def, Kool Moe Dee and 2 Live Crew are groups widely recognized for having sampled the late great artist.

“Bboys in heaven are jammin. The creator of their national anthem has joined them. RIP Jimmy Castor. Essential Hip Hop Ingredient. Peace.,” Questlove of the Roots told his fans via Twitter.

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