Kanye West pays respects to late hip-hop star DJ Timbuck2

Chicago based artist dies after a long battle with cancer

Kanye West is among a host of rappers and music stars who have paid tribute to DJ Timbuck2 after he lost a long battle with cancer.

The Chicago-based DJ, who was a member of rap collective the Treated Crew, died over the weekend. He was aged 34.

Born Timothy Jones, DJ Timbuck2 promoted a host of Chicago hip-hop artists on his radio show and toured with Lupe Fiasco, Common and Wes,t who took to Twitter after learning of his death.


West wrote that Jones was an “amazing person and talent”. See his tweet below.


A host of other artists also paid their respects to him including Just Blaze who wrote: “In Chicago and was tryina reach @DJTIMBUCK2 as I see this news. My god. Awesome DJ. Even better human being. RIP brother” and One Love who posted: “Rest well my brother @DJTIMBUCK2”

A host of other artists wrote the following:



As previously reported, West recently requested solitude while he finishes off his new album ‘SWISH’.

The US rapper took to Twitter last week to announce that he’s finishing his album and his next clothing collection.

He followed it with a caps-happy tweet stating “no offense to anyone… I’m asking everyone DON’T ASK ME FOR ANYTHING TILL AFTER I’M FINISHED WITH MY ALBUM”.

Although there’s still no release date set for West’s seventh solo album, Travis Scott said on his Beats 1 show: “That Ye album is nothing to sleep on. That Ye album is coming very soon. It’s lit.”

It follows comments Scott made earlier this year about the album. “His album is amazing,” he said in June. “He’s on his producing shit. He’s on his God-level rapping shit. It’s that Kanye everybody wants. It’s some ultimate shit.”