News of his death emerged online followed by friend DJ Jedah, confirming the news in a tweet stating: “I feel sick to the stomach. To find out my boy Scholar has passed away has destroyed me.”
I feel sick to the stomach. To find out my boy Scholar has passed away has destroyed me. Even recently I was speaking to him on the phone near enough every night till the late hours. I know he was fighting his demons and I did my best to keep him positive and not lose focus……
— Jedah 🇱🇰🗯 (@dj_jedah) December 7, 2021
There’s has been no official statement from DJ Scholar’s family regarding this passing so details surrounding his of death are unclear.
Following the news spreading on social media scores of fans and fellow grime artist have been paying tribute to the late grime veteran on Twitter.
Another grime legend and founding member of the N.A.S. T. Y. Crew, Sharky Major paid his respects in a tweet saying:
R.I.P @scholardj 🙏🏾 This guy always had love for man anytime any place any where. He was happy to see me doing well. He did a lot for the game and for other people. Will be greatly missed! I know he’ll be making bangers in heaven with @storminmc 🕊🙏🏾❤️ #rip #djscholar pic.twitter.com/FMhBhe1yhP
— SHARK MAJOR GENERAL! (@sharkymajor) December 7, 2021
South London rapper young Teflon reflected on the early grime days tweeting:
I used to run home from school to listen to ruff squad sets on deja vu. Them man are all legends to me 🙏🏾 Rip Dj Scholar
— TRILLY 🥷🏾 (@YoungsTeflon) December 7, 2021
DJ Scholar and the rest of Ruff Sqwad formed in secondary school in 2001 and went on to be one of the most significant crews in grime, releasing several classic mixtapes along with holding down radio slots on the likes of Rinse FM and DeJa Vu
In more recent times DJ Scholar had his hand in producing for newer generation of grime mcs including Chip and Stormzy‘s 2015 link up – ‘Hear Dis’
R.I. P DJ Scholar