VIBE sends its deepest condolences to DJ Nando's family. The influential tastemaker's tragic death comes as a shock to those who loved him.
As a resident DJ at Atlanta staples like Magic City and Onyx, Nando had an integral hand in breaking artists via club spins. Rappers including Young Jeezy, Young Dro and Bow Wow all saluted him on Twitter today.
Today we've lost not only a great talent and DJ, but our friend and brother. Nando had a great ear for talent and was highly respected within the DJ community and the music industry at large.. DJ Nando played a huge role in the success of Atlanta's thriving music scene, and was a constant "go to" for labels and artists trying to get their music to the masses.
We're not engaging in speculation, as we await the final reports from authorities, and ask that you join us in honoring his memory by doing the same. In the coming days we ask for your continued prayers for DJ Nando's family , friends, his business partner AB and our organization as we work to process this senseless tragedy.
Rest in peace to my dear friend DJ Nando. My career wouldn't have got the start that it did w/o you. RIP to a legend of the south.
— SnowGo (@YoungJeezy) January 14, 2014
Lord I'm tired of crying help me guide me RIP @djnando404 fuuuuuuuuuuck!!
— Young Dro #HighTymes (@dropolo) January 14, 2014
— Bow Wow (Mr. BET) (@YMCMB_BW) January 14, 2014