Questlove, A-Trak & More React to Matt Dike’s Passing

He was the founder of Delicious Vinyl.

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Not long after the death of Bad Boy’s Craig Mack, news of the passing of Matt Dike surfaced.

Dike and Michael Ross were the co-founder of hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl. The record label was found in 1987 and paved he way for many Dike-produced hits such as Tone-Loc’s “Wild Thing” and Young MC’s “Bust a Move.” Matt Dike was also involved in the creation of Beastie Boys’ 1989 sophomore album, Paul’s Boutique. Not only did he provide production for the project, a majority of the album was recorded in Dike’s apartment as well.

A press release from Delicious Vinyl reveals that Dike died at his home with his brother and sister at his side. Prior to his passing he was suffering a brief, unspecified illness.

Members of the music community, including Questlove and A-Trak sent their condolences and shared messages about his legacy. Read them below.

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