Hip-Hop on Social Media Reacts to the Death of Soul Singer Charles Bradley
Soul singer Charles Bradley has passed away at the age of 68.
Confirmation of the passing was revealed via the singer’s Facebok page. There, a statement reads: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Charles Bradley. Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the following organizations: All-Stars Project: https://allstars.org and Music Unites: http://www.musicunites.org.”
Bradley has been suffering from liver cancer and had recently cancelled a fall tour to undergo treatment. A statement released through his representative confirmed that the cancer is what he succumbed to.
“Always a fighter, Charles battled cancer with everything he had,” it reads. “He was diagnosed with stomach cancer in the fall of 2016 and underwent treatment. Bradley headed out on the road earlier this year after receiving a clean bill of health but the cancer recently returned, spreading to his liver. Thank you for your prayers during this difficult time. Mr. Bradley was truly grateful for all the love he’s received from his fans and we hope his message of love is remembered and carried on.”
Bradley, a Florida native, known as the Screaming Eagle of Soul gained popularity as a James Brown impersonator before finding his own lane and signing with Daptone Records. He eventually put out three albums, 2011’s No Time for Dreaming, 2013’s Victim of Love and 2016’s Changes, gaining a modest following.
Members of the hip-hop community are taking to social media to mourn the death of the late-blooming entertainer including Questlove, Run The Jewels’ El-P and more. See what they had to say below.
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