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DJ Rashad, Chicago juke producer, dead at 34

DJ Rashad, Chicago juke producer, dead at 34

The Chicago juke and footwork producer DJ Rashad has died, according to his representatives. He was 34.

The artist and DJ, born Rashad Hanif Harden and based out of Calumet City, Ill., passed away around 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Chicago's lower west side. The cause of death is not yet determined. An initial autopsy gave inconclusive results, but the Chicago Sun-Times reports that drugs and drug paraphernalia were found by his body. 

Harden is survived by his 9-year-old son Chad, and his parents, Gloria and Anthony Harden. 

"Since he was a kid, he’s been doing this," Anthony Harden told the Sun-Times. "He knew what he wanted to do, and...