He added: ‘My family is calling my phone wondering if I’m OK. I’m OK. My condolences go out to the battle rapper, Tech 9. Philly, stand up.’
Many fans took to the comments section to breathe a sigh of relief their idol wasn’t dead, while offering their condolences to the family, friends and fans of Tech 9.
Confirming the death of Tech 9 at the age of 48, Buttah From Da Block shared the sad news yesterday.
‘Sadly, it’s true. We lost a Philadelphia and battle rap legend and pioneer,’ he told XXL Magazine. ‘Unfortunately we haven’t fully figured the cause of death. We are praying that it was natural causes. He had no signs of harm done to his body.’
Akeem was one of the most prominent names on the battle rap scene, having battled MCs including T-Rex and Rich Dolarz in the Smack Ultimate Rap League.
He was also the co-host of Champion alongside Jay Blac, where he became known for his catchphrase ‘Microwave Stopper’.
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