In unrelated incidents, both Johnny Cash and Woodie have passed away recently.
Johnny Ca$h was signed to the late great Mac Dre’s Thizz Entertainment and like all rappers associated with Dre had a strong fanbase. Ca$h, born John Castaneda, was a the victim of a shooting in his native Vallejo.
Woodie was a popular rapper associated with the Norteno music scene in northern California. Born Ryan Wood, Woodie had released over 10 albums and compilations since 1997 and was a favorite among fans of Norteno rap music. While not confirmed, it is rumored Woodie committed suicide some time in March.
Both artist’s music can be purchased from www.rapbay.com, including a R.I.P. Woodie shirt with all proceeds going to his family.
Our condolences go to the families of Ca$h and Woodie.