‘Damage Reserve’ Rapper Jordan Groggs Dies At Age 32

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Stepa J. Groggs.

Jordan Groggs, the rapper also referred to as Stepa J. Groggs and a member of the Phoenix rap group ‘Damage Reserve,’ died on the age of 32, in accordance with a tweet from the group’s social media accounts.

Groggs was a father of 4 and a mentor and good friend to many within the business, as many social media tributes have indicated, resulting in the #RIP Groggs to start trending on Twitter.


Groggs Turned A Fan Favourite As A Member of ‘Damage Reserve’

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Damage Reserve was fashioned in 2013.

Groggs and a youngster and fellow rapper Nathaniel Ritchie (who glided by the identify “Ritchie with a T”) all met at a Vans retailer in 2012, a spot that Ritchie’s mom owned and the place Groggs labored, in accordance with NME. Groggs mentored Ritchie and when the pair discovered producer Parker Corey, Pitchfork reported, and a trio was born. The trio carried out with acts of different music genres, corresponding to punk and indie, enjoying on Arizona State College’s campus.

In 2016, the group launched “Stay from the Dentist Workplace,” it first mixtape and one 12 months later, produced “Floss,” Pitchfork reported. In 2019, they debuted a self-titled studio album. Among the group’s hit track, in accordance with Spotify, embody “Jailbreak the Tesla,” “S on Ya Chest,” “Ttktv” and “North Pole.” The trio had additionally launched two singles this 12 months: “Hoodwinked” and “Waste Administration,” Hypebeast reported.

In keeping with Spin, as a member of Damage Reserve, Groggs collaborated with Rico Nasty, Freddie Gibbs, DRAM and others. NME reported that Groggs’ final recorded look with Damage Reserve happened as a function on Jockstrap‘s newest single ‘Robert.’


Many Have  Paid Tribute to Groggs, Calling Him ‘A Legend,’ the ‘Kindest Soul’ And A ‘Real Individual’

A GoFundMe web page arrange in honor of supporting Groggs’ spouse, Anna, and their 4 youngsters — Joey, Jayden, Toph and Ari — had already raised $50,000 of its $75,000 aim in its first seven hours of being up. The web page merely learn:

REST IN POWER Jordan Alexander Groggs a loving father, life accomplice, and good friend.

Groggs’s coronary heart has touched everybody he has got here throughout. He’ll reside on by means of his household, supporters, and the communities he was aside of.

Jordan Alexander Groggs is survived by Anna and their 4 youngsters Joey, Jayden, Toph, and Ari.

Please hold them in your ideas. All funds will go in direction of household help and companies. Thanks

Many have additionally taken to Twitter and different types of social media to indicate their help of Groggs.

Others posted track lyrics from Damage Reserve songs that they mentioned helped them by means of powerful occasions and thanked Groggs for his position in creating it:

In a tweet, Phonte Giallo wrote of Groggs, “We by no means obtained the possibility to satisfy in individual, however the love he and his crew confirmed me was all the time appreciated and reciprocated. RIP to the brother Groggs from @InjuryReserve. God bless.”

Animé, a collaborator with the group, additionally wrote a message that he posted on Instagram in reminiscence of Groggs, through which he mentioned, “relaxation in energy to the kindest soul and one in every of my favourite rappers. love you Groggs.”

A explanation for demise for Groggs has not been introduced as of but.

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