Now, with high hopes for his escalating talent, it came as a grave shock and potent smack in the face when word of Christopher Scott’s premature passing came to our attention.
Unarguably a very sad situation, worthy of much reflection, but this isn’t about crafting an ode or obituary-like post. Instead, lets shine a little light on the legacy left following this young man’s death and, in so doing, extend the life of his brief encounter via some notable offerings of the musical kind.
These were the sounds of a positive young man, able to channel his life’s losses and escapist musings into making a mark.
Jams like ‘Android 17’, ‘Yoshimitsus Paradise’ and ‘Elevator Etiquette’ pack evidence of his trajectory in the sphere of lyrical talent. He had nothing but a good thing going.
It’s a warmly welcomed sign of the times when you can discover a locally rising talent that’s primarily local to a scene a few thousand miles away. These days we have continuous access to the tools that fuel excitement, remotely allowing us to share in their successes and progress, whilst simultaneously building a better understanding of who they are, where they are coming from and where they’re heading next. That’s exactly what we did when we first discovered the vocal musings of Avionadramida, a teenage rapper from Washington D.C.
Checking in on his Facebook page a few months after his latest mixtape effort, one that had signalled a maturity and evolution in his vision, we made the deeply sad discovery.
The teen talent is believed to have passed away in his sleep on June 28th. Family and friends posting tributes to his Facebook wall have rightfully and respectfully avoided open discussion around the cause of his passing, but one or two mentions of seizures suggest he may have battled with a long term health condition that played a potential role in his premature exit.
At 18, in the midst of his surefooted ascent, he left us with an ill-fated legacy. Go cop this compilation celebrating the one Avionadramida and his musical endeavours.
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