DJ Timbuck2, a fixture in the local hip-hop scene and most widely known for his daily 5 p.m. set on WGCI, passed away Saturday from cancer, according to WGCI.
Our hearts are very heavy today... RIP to our brother @DJTIMBUCK2
— WGCI (@WGCI) December 19, 2015
"Timbuck2 was a premier turntable technician. His creativity and ear for music was unparalleled," said WGCI program director Derrick Brown, in a statement on WGCI's website. "Tim loved Chicago and was an ambassador around the world for our music. He leaves a huge void that will be extremely difficult to fill."
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Hip-hop artists and fans alike joined in a chorus on social media, paying tribute to the local staple who was know for supporting local emerging artists. Chance the Rapper shared his gratitude with the DJ for giving him his first interview on WGCI, posting a video on Twitter of their interaction in 2012.
— Chance The Rapper (@chancetherapper) December 19, 2015
According to his Facebook page, DJ Timbuck2, born Timothy Jones, began DJing at the age of 12 with another Chicago DJ The Twilite Tone. He joined WGCI in 2004 as their youngest mix show DJ and on-air personality. His Facebook states that he has toured with Kanye West and worked with P. Diddy, Jay-Z, Common, and many more.