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Music Legend Andre Harrell Dies At 59

Music Legend Andre Harrell Dies At 59

Music Legend Andre Harrell Dies At 59!

The man who gave Diddy a shot and made numerous hip hop icons has died way too young. Read on for more details on music legend Andre Harrell and how he died…

CelebNMusic247.com reports that Andre Harrell who was one of two members of the rap group Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde in the early 1980s with Alonzo Brown has passed.

Combs Enterprises announced that Andre Harrell who was hired by Def Jam Records in 1983 worked as vice president and then became a general manager of the label.

Russell Simmons, who founded Def Jam, said in an Instagram post that Harrell was his best friend who was “always compassionate, good-hearted, full of love.”

Simmons’ post read:

So many can say they are successful because Andre Harrell gave them their start. He was so beloved because he made his living uplifting others.

CNN reports:

After Def Jam, Harrell founded Uptown Records. It was here he hired Diddy as an intern and launched the careers of Mary J. Blige, Heavy D and The Boyz, Jodeci and Teddy Riley, according to Revolt and Comb Enterprises.

As chairman of the record label, he also created and produced the crime drama “New York Undercover” and served as the producer for the film “Strictly Business,” according to Comb Enterprises.

Harrell became the president and CEO of Motown Records in 1995 where he launched the careers of 98 Degrees and Mario Winans, Combs website said. He later founded Nu America Records where he launched Robin Thicke’s career.

Andre’s last post on Instagram and Twitter were on Thursday hours before his death.

He captioned the meme writing:

Skip the virus and Let’s Pick it up again at the top of the year!

 

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Skip the virus and Let’s Pick it up again at the top of the year

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RIP

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