He Collaborated on music with Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Open Mike Eagle.
Ras G, the hip-hop producer and DJ known for creating a vast catalog of experimental and psychedelic beats, has died. Brainfeeder confirmed the news in an Instagram post Monday afternoon. A cause of death has not been revealed.
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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our brothers, Gregory Shorter, otherwise know as RAS G. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans around the world. One of the founding members of Brainfeeder and one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles Beat Scene. Rest In Peace G. We love you. (Ohhh Rass!!!) (Airhornnnnn!!!)
Ras was a co-founding member of Brainfeeder, the independent record label led by Flying Lotus. In 2013, he released the album Back on the Planet through the label. Ras also collaborated with Lotus, Thundercat, and Open Mike Eagle, creating remixes of “Sleepy Dinosaur” and “Daylight,” respectively, and producing the latter’s song “Warhorn.”
Following news of his death, a number of artists have shared their condolences to the producer including FlyLo, Thundercat, Fly Anakin, Hudson Mohawke, and Tokimonsta.
Ras_G has left the planet, far beyond the galaxy.
Show us the way to the cosmos my friend.
I will love you forever.
Thank you for your time on earth.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) July 29, 2019
damn. rest in peace @Ras_G
— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) July 29, 2019
i’m hurt, rest in peace Ras G.
— fly anakin. (@flyanakin) July 29, 2019
Oh my god. I can’t believe it. Not Ras G
— Elaquent™ (@Elaquent) July 29, 2019
Rest In Peace Ras G. Wow.
— ashy daddy (@Thundercat) July 29, 2019
just seen news about Ras G, so incredibly sad, was a true visionary in his own world n a weirdo in the greatest possible sense, grateful for the times I did get to spend w him. RIP
— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) July 29, 2019
My heart aches. Goodbye @Ras_G, my backwood loving modern Sun-Ra . You were at my first beat cypher at Project Blowed. You always saved a spot for me at Low End. You let me smoke my first backwood. I took this pic w you in Arcata in 2011. You made it to the Spacebase. RIP homie pic.twitter.com/oUkaFI30qb
— T᷈O᷈K᷈iM᷈O᷈N᷈S᷈T᷈A᷈ (@TOKiMONSTA) July 29, 2019
Wow. Rest in Beats to my bro @Ras_G Such a good soul. LA took a hit w this. Smh. Going to mess our smoke sessions brotherman. Condolences to his family and close friends.
— M.E.D. (@MEDa4OX) July 29, 2019