If you don’t know who Huddy is, chances are your favorite rapper knew him. He was a staple in the New York Hip-Hop scene, from his days with Nas and Big L to the Diplomats and the current Dipset reunion, Huddy was in the middle of it all. He passed away last night in a car accident after leaving Club Perfection after a night partying with Cam’ron.
REST IN PEACE HUDDY.
Check out this article from MTV that says it better than I can, and then head over to MissInfo for some personal memories and dedication.
You know how the saying goes, the good die young. And today the hip-hop community, specifically New York City, mourns the loss of one of it’s soldiers in the battlefield.
Early yesterday morning (October 13th) Harlem World’s very own Andre Hudson, aka, Huddy Combs, aka Huddy 6 was returning from his beloved city en route to New Jersey when his vehicle struck a tractor trailer killing him. Hudson was accompanied by a female passenger who was taken to a local Jersey medical hospital where her condition remains unknown.
Huddy’s name rang bells throughout hip-hop circles for years thanks to his close association with childhood friends Cam’ron and Mase. Huddy got his biggest shout out on the hook to Cam and Mase’s “Horse & Carriage” but Huddy’s bigger claim to fame aside from his stint in the Harlem World group that spawned a full-length album was being credited for saving Cam’ron’s life back in 2005. Huddy was sitting in the passenger seat of Cam’s Lamborghini when an unknown man walked up to the vehicle and fired two shots hitting Cam in his arm. According to Cam, it was Huddy who quickly directed him to a nearby hospital.
Following news of his death, family, friends and fans remembered the man who they said embodied Harlem “R.I.P. HUDDY 6,” Juelz Santana wrote. “SMFH if u don’t or didn’t know who he was jus know this, he was HARLEM!!!!” “Huddy Combs…@hud6 ..God Bless! Harlem lost a good 1” Diddy tweeted. Hot 97 disc jockey Funkmaster Flex dedicated his entire radio slot to Huddy playing hours worth of Diplomats music. Diplomats members Freekey Zeekey and Duke Da God also shared their sentiments over the loss of their friend “Huddy Combs R.I.P my dear brother. Love you forever bro. @hud6” Duke tweeted. “Life is short so come2 amends w/family& Friends who ur n conflict with..U may never get a chance2 rekindle the Love&partnership RIP HUDDY6″ said Zeke via Twitter.
Rest in peace Huddy Combs … one of NYC’s forever shining stars.
UPDATE: Here are some videos from the memorial held for Huddy.
You’re telling me that Diddy is so unavailable to Mase that he had to resort to crashing a Diddy radio interview just to have his release papers signed? Damn Puff you cold, I hope Dirty Money was paying attention! You gotta admit that’s a nice chess move by Mase though, and it’s good to see he hasn’t abandoned religion either, he signed himself just before Diddy signed the papers. Looks like Mase knows he needs all the help in this world (and beyond) when it comes to getting something out of Puff.
“I don’t even know how to take that, I’m not used to Puff doing good stuff.” Ouch.
Anyone down for a Mase and Shyne collaboration? Something tells me Diddy isn’t.
Although The Game seems to be constantly dissing him, Jay-Z has yet to respond. In a new interview, he explained why he hasn’t fired back at people like Game and Jim Jones, saying he doesn’t consider them real competition. Besides explaining why Game and Jimmy aren’t competitive, Jigga explains that artists like Nas and Eminem are his only real competition.
“Not really that competitive, because the competition isn’t based on real competition,” Jay says in the October issue of XXL Magazine. “I mean, Game, I’m his fuckin’ idol. If you ask him and he’s being truthfully honest with you it’s just based off his insecurities and, for the most part, pretension. That type of competition doesn’t do anything for me. It’s almost like someone trying to set you up, and everyone knows they’re to set you up, and everybody. It’s just dumb. It’s not in the spirit of competition, because he’s not competition for me. He’s not. Not then, not ever — he’d have to improve considerably. Competition for me competition is Nas, Eminem. Like Jim Jones?
That’s ridiculous to me. So how do I respond to that? I can’t win. If I win, then they’ll be like, ‘See. Now chill. You’re a fuckin’ bully.’ And if it manages to throw a haymaker from the West Coast, then it’s like ‘Oooooh.’ It’s not even fun. Like, before I did it, because I would diss anybody. Now who has time to do this shit everyday? But before, when I was running after the little fat nigga from Ma$e‘s camp, I was doing anybody.
Anybody said anything. If I thought you said something. When I was running in the streets, I wanted all that type of activity. Nobody wanted nothing. Now everybody’s a tough guy.”
TMZ caught Mase roaming around the streets of New York, and reading between the lines of what he said it seems that he still can’t officially restart his recording career without first working out a deal with Diddy.
Damn them Bad Boy contracts must have been hell. But seeing as Diddy let The Lox and Shyne go, maybe Pastor Mase has a shot too.
And don’t get me started about the what he is wearing or the fact that he had his back to the camera until he could find some sunglasses to put on… SMH.
Cam’ron just hooked up Miss Info with this track he recently did with Mase and his new artist Da Kid Rossy.
And before this even came out, Lil Cease twittered earlier today that he was on the phone with Mase and Mase was about to stage a come back!
Ex-G-Unit member Olivia called into Sirius Radio while DJ Whoo Kid was interviewing Maino and talked about sex and fucking around with G-Unit affiliates like Young Buck and Mase.
I wonder what Olivia is doing nowadays.