RIP Pumpkinhead

Rest in Peace: Pumpkinhead

It is with great sadness that we report New York City hip hop luminary Robert Diaz has passed. He was 39.

The Brooklyn native carved his name in the tree of hip hop with his 1997 track “Dynamic,” which was ultimately remixed by The World Famous Beat Junkies for their mix CD The World Famous Beat Junkies, Vol. 2 in 1998. Known as Pumpkinhead, the Puerto Rican emcee honed his skills in the battle rap scene, from Blaze to Grind Time.

However, Pumpkinhead’s crowning moment in hip hop came when he released Orange Moon Over Brooklyn in 2005, which featured standout tracks like “Emcee” and Trifactor.”

Saddened by the news, numerous members of the hip hop community took to Twitter to pay their respects.

Condolences to the family of PH.


Robert Diaz is survived by his wife, their two sons, and a daughter on the way. For those looking to help out the family of Pumpkinhead, please donate here.

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