Producer And Songwriter Kashif Has Past Away At the Age Of 59!! Rest In Peace Kashif !!
|Producer And Songwriter Kashif Has Past Away |
At the Age Of 59!! Rest In Peace Kashif !!
The 59-year-old passed away in his Playa del Rey, Calif. home on Sunday (Sept. 25) of undetermined causes.
Kashif was an important staple in R&B, notably for his innovative use of synthesizers.
He went on to work with acts like Evelyn “Champagne” King (“Shame,” “Love Come Down”) and Howard Johnson (“So Fine.”)
His signature use of synthesizers paired with lyrics of love and devotion helped defined urban sounds following the exit of disco music.
Kashif pursued a solo career in the early 80’s and earned Grammy nominations for his second album, Send Me Your Love. The singer is also
Many remember Kashif for his single, “Love Changes” with Meli’sa Morgan and penning “You Give Good Love” for a young Whitney Houston. In between albums, he also worked with Jermaine Jackson, The Stylistics, Melba Moore, George Benson, Stacy Lattisaw and Dionne Warwick.
Members of the music world, including Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, paid tribute to Kashif on Twitter.
"So Fine" blew my mind the 1st time I heard it. I listened to all @Kashifcreative did. VERY influential on me. #RIPKashif #lostanotherone pic.twitter.com/m287MD7Ytn— Jimmy Jam (@flytetymejam) September 27, 2016
A crazy year ...RIP KashiF Singer/Producer Kashif Has Died. He was 56 https://t.co/t9npFekGem— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) September 27, 2016