Tributes Pour in For DJ Stef After the Unexpected Passing

HipHop News Posted on October 2, 2017 at 4:50am

Tributes Pour in For DJ Stef After the Unexpected Passing

The-P, Rhettmatic, Sage Francis, Equipto, Lyrics Born, the Sims, DJ Z-Trip and more pay their respects.

Bay area, CA – Tributes are pouring in for DJ Stef, an important Bay Area DJ and revered member of the Hip Hop community. Stef (real name Stephanie Ornelas) passed away unexpectedly on Sunday (October 1), as indicated by a number of publications in social media.

El-P, Sage Francis, The Beat Junkies' Rhettmatic, DJ Z-Trip, Lyrics Born, B. Dolan, RJD2, Doomtree, Sims, and more took to Twitter to express their condolences, a testament to its reach in Hip Hop.

Thank you @doomtree & @dianediane! #chilldummy

A post shared by Stephanie S (@djstef415) on Mar 7, 2017, at 8:02 pm PST

Stef was the founder of Vinyl Exchange, a newsletter that began in the years '90, which documents the record collector culture. He also worked as a graphic designer, programmer, and writer.

There are No details surrounding his death have been released at this time.

Take a look at some of the tributes below.

RIP @djstef415. Thank you for always being such a pillar in our community. This is heartbreaking news.https://t.co/RC3fTJ45ze

— anticon records (@anticon) October 2, 2017

heartbroken to hear about dj stef going on. really a beautiful, kind soul.

— el-p (@therealelp) October 2, 2017

RIP DJ Stef. one of the first people to support our records on the West Coast. you will be missed.

— Pack Gun Pazzy (@vinnie_paz) October 2, 2017

Sad to hear of DJ Stef is going on. Thoughts are with his family and the countless people that have been connected to thanks to your love/support

— Sage Francis (@SageFrancis) October 2, 2017

DAMN. DJ Stef?! Hip hop music historian and the head, who did so much for the bay. She educated us in HH-Slam & Beatsauce on the regular. RIP

J — Boogie (@jboogiejustin) October 2, 2017

DAMN. DJ Stef?! Hip hop music historian and the head, who did so much for the bay. She educated us in HH-Slam & Beatsauce on the regular. RIP

J — Boogie (@jboogiejustin) October

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