Turn Me up Josh dead – Rapper Lil Durk reveals death of Grammy Award-winning producer as hip hop stars pay tribute

GRAMMY award-winning producer Turn Me Up Josh has died, according to reports.

Rapper Lil Durk tweeted yesterday that the musician – real name Joshua Samuel – had passed away.

He tweeted: “Rip turn me up Josh smh.”

Lil Durk then posted another message that read "Nuski gang" and was accompanied with a blue heart emoji.

The rapper also posted an image of Josh working in a music studio and posted several crying emojis on his Instagram stories, Metro reports.

The hip-hop producer, from Houston, was signed to Winners Circle Entertainment. The agency has not issued a statement.

Fans and musicians have paid tribute to Josh after news of his death broke.

One said: “RIP turnmeupJosh smh. What you created will keep hitting our souls.”

Another posted: “Bro had such good and melodic beats.”

Atlanta DJ Alex Tumay tweeted: "Can't believe I'm reading this. RIP TurnMeUpJosh man. A pillar of the Atlanta recording community."

Turn Me Up Josh engineered Migos' 2013 track Versace and Metro Boomin's hit Not All Heroes Wear Caps.

He received a Grammy nomination last year for his work on Drake and Durk's song "Laugh Now Cry Later".

He also worked alongside artists DaBaby, Tinashe and Def Loaf.


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