Double K Dead: People Under the Stairs Rapper Was 43

Double K, People Under the Stairs

During their frequent touring schedule over the last two decades, PUTS opened for other hip-hop acts, such as Mac Miller, who named a song after the group from his 2011 mixtape I Love Life, Thank You, which sampled their 1998 track “San Francisco Knights.” They also joined Del the Funky Homosapien, Motion Mat with Kutmasta Kurt, Skhoolyard featuring Planet Asia, and Lifesavas for the second Cali-Comm hip-hop tour in 2002.

“Where I grew up, there was the negative, and I had the positive, which was my music,” Double K told the Los Angeles Times in their 2019 exit interview. “I was surrounded by the negativity, the things going on in the streets, the stuff that I thought that I wanted to be a part of. I decided that this was more important. I just holed up in my room, listening to music, and then I met this dude and I had somebody else to listen to music with.”

A cause of death has not been revealed. DJ Mark Luv claimed in an Instagram video that he died peacefully in his sleep.

Artists such as Questlove, RJD2, Open Mike Eagle and Immortal Technique paid tribute to Double K on their socials.

Source: Billboard

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