R.I.P. Brainfeeder Producer Ras G

The L.A. beatsmith worked with the likes of Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle
R.I.P. Brainfeeder Producer Ras G
Ras G — a Los Angeles producer known for working with Flying Lotus, Thundercat and Open Mike Eagle — has died. While a cause of death has not yet been revealed, his label Brainfeeder confirmed his passing today.

In an Instagram message, Brainfeeder wrote, "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our brothers, Gregory Shorter, otherwise know as RAS G. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans around the world. One of the founding members of Brainfeeder and one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles Beat Scene. Rest In Peace G. We love you."

In addition to collaborating with the aforementioned artists and contributing releases to Brainfeeder, Ras G worked for the storied Stones Throw imprint, as well as released solo work under his own name and as Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program.

Since starting up his career in 2005, Ras G pumped out a prolific string of releases, including a variety of EPs, albums and collaborative works. His last proper full-length effort arrived with 2016's The Gospel of the God Spell.

You'll find Brainfeeder's post below, as well as a selection of tributes to Ras G now flooding the web.