And the discouraging RIP list for 2016, keeps growing more and more…

Attrell Cordes, aka Prince Be, from hip-hop/R&B duo P.M. Dawn, died last Friday, after a long battle with diabetic kidney disease.

Prince Be formed P.M. Dawn with his brother Jarrett sometime around 1988, and only three years after their formation they became the first black rappers to top the Billboard Chart, with their single ‘Set Adrift On Memory Bliss’, successfully sampling ‘True’ from Spandau Ballet. Memories of listening to this song on repeat are still strong from this era.

Prince Be Rest In Peace Forever More/ Pain from diabetes can’t harm you anymore/ My Heart is at Peace B-Cuz U suffered so long/ Tell Grandma I said Hi & Stay Blisstatic & Strong,”  a Facebook post from Cordes’ cousin, and after P.M. Dawn member Doc. G.

Christos Doukakis

This is a tune to remember: