Ghetto Flex is Dead

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By Sue-Ann Wayow

HILTON Dalzall Jr known in the entertainment world as Ghetto Flex has died. He was 51.

He passed away on Thursday morning reportedly as a result of a heart attack. 

Upon news of his death, social media was flooded with fellow music colleagues and fans of the Soca artiste expressing shock and condolences at his passing.

Soca Artiste Ian Alvarez (Bunji Garlin) posted, “This here is an OG! Rest in peace brother Ghetto Flex your effect in music still effects and affects all today and going forward to the younger generations. Never hesitated to put me and others on stage to shine and his persona with duo musical partner Char Su, single handedly changed the way soca sounded, the way it was done, the way things could be done, the bigger risks the no holds barred and held the mark for a very very very long time.  

“Thank you for your guidance, for treating many of us like blood family and for always encouraging from behind the scenes when you couldn’t be there.”

Soca Artiste Destra Garcia also expressed shock. Reminiscing about days gone by, she also remembered Blaxx who has passed on. 

She wrote, “Here thinking about those Roy Cape all Stars days. Feels lonely now looking at that stage. Blaxx on my right and you on my left. Plenty memories, life is way too short. May you both Sleep in Peace.Sending heartfelt condolences to your mom Hilton, Gillian the entire extended family, I know your kids are heartbroken at this time. Holding them all up in prayer….Fly high my friend, sing on now with the angels.”

Another wrote that the news of Ghetto Flex’s death was the worst he could have heard on Thursday. 

“Am still in utter shock that I lost a guy I considered like a brother one of few men I called a friend in this music industry. The Soca family lost an Icon today .Ghetto Flex I thank you for not only having the opportunity to create music with you but for all the advice you give me coming into this industry. You were and excellent father. MAY YOU RIP king,” he posted. 


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