The Chicago Sun-Times reported that DJ Rashad dies of apparent drug overdose. Rashad Harden who is a house music and footwork pioneer was discovered lying dead in Chicago of an apparent drug overdose according to authorities last Saturday. He was 34. A friend found him unresponsive in his South Side apartment, and beside his body there were narcotics and drug paraphernalia. He is scheduled to be autopsied by the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office on Sunday.
His untimely death comes just days before his EP "We On 1" was scheduled to be released. Frankie Knuckles, his co-house music star also died last month. "We On 1" is his 5th album and it has garnered good reviews from critics.
DJ Rashad was one of the pioneer of footwork music, which is an electronic oriented music genre that originated in Chicago. Footwork includes fast feet movement with accompanying twists and turns with hypnotic style of dance music that features heart-racing.