Educated Rapper (of U.T.F.O.) has passed away aged 54

Jeffrey Campbell aka Educated Rapper

Educated Rapper, one quarter of the legendary Hip Hop group U.T.F.O., passed away on June 3rd. According to reports he had been fighting against cancer & had been hospitalized. It’s stated he was 54 years of age.

The group’s most famous track was “Roxanne, Roxanne”. Released in 1984 it was the beginning of Hip Hop’s famous Roxanne rap battles.

U.T.F.O. who hailed from Brooklyn & group members included Doctor Ice, Kangol Kid & Mix Master Ice, along with Educated Rapper (also known as MD or EMD), recorded & performed together between 1984 & 1992. Living up to his name he graduated from New Rochelle college in New York in 2009.

As expected the Hip Hop community have taken to social media to give their condolences. Hip Hop media have published tributes on their websites also.

Below is footage of Educated Rapper in 2011.