Keep 45 King In Your Thoughts This Week, He Suffered A Heart Attack

One of Hip-Hop’s most important producers in 45 King. The New Jersey native known for founding the original Flavor Unit, and in part, discovering Queen Latifah, also produced major hits for Eminem (“Stan”) Jay Z (“Hard Knock Life”), and legendary remixes for Eric B. & Rakim, Diamond D, and Lisa Stansfield.

Along the way, working with Tuff City, Mark The 45 King (as he’s sometimes credited) released a non-stop stream of breaks and loops on vinyl, which would go on to prompt the Ed Lover Dance, and later, DJ Kool’s “Let Me Clear My Throat.”

Yesterday (January 26), 45 King revealed he’d suffered a heart attack, and is currently in the hospital:

Ambrosia For Heads has 45 King in our thoughts this week, and encourage all the Heads out there to keep this living legend in yours.

Related: Making The Beat – A Conversation between The 45 King and DJ Premier (Video)