American Hip hop producer, Turn Me Up Josh – real name Joshua Samuel has died. He was signed to Winners Circle Entertainment and worked closely with Durk and many other rappers.
Josh’s death was announced in the early hours of Monday by his longtime collaborator and rapper Lil Durk.
‘Rip turn me up josh smh,’ he tweeted.
Rip turn me up josh smh
— THE VOICE (@lildurk) May 31, 2021
While details surrounding the producer’s tragic death are yet to be made public, several fans, friends and former collaborators have paid their respects on Twitter and Instagram.
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Turn Me Up Josh was heavily involved in the production behind Durk’s The Voice (Deluxe) edition.
He has several major production credits across hip hop and has collaborated with the likes of Drake, Migos, Nipsey Hussle, DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, Kehlani and more.
The Houston native first rose to prominence after engineering Migos’ breakout hit, “Versace.” He also engineered Metro Boomin’s “10 Freaky Girls.”
Last year, he earned a Grammy nomination for his work on Drake and Lil Durk’s single Laugh Now Cry Later, which reached number two on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart and two in Drake’s native Canada.