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In Loving Memory: Singer/Songwriter And Super Producer Kashif Dies At Age 56

EarHustle411 is saddened to report the loss of another musical icon.  We have learned that the singer, producer  and amazing song writer Kashif has passed away at the age of 56.  Unfortunately the details regarding his death are unknown as it seems to be natural causes.  According to reports Kashif had been deceased since Sunday, September 25th and was discovered by a neighbor on Monday.


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Kashif has had a long history in the music industry whereas having been an integral part of several artists’ lives penning some of the industry’s biggest hits like Evelyn “Champagne” King’s “Love Come Down” and Howard Johnson’s “So Fine”.  This amazing producer is also known for producing “Where You Are” and You Give Good Love”  for the iconic and late great Whitney Houston.  He also worked with Me’lisa Morgan and penned an R&B favorite and chart-topping  hit Love Changes

Kashif’s talents were impeccable and unique to the point that he was inducted into the R&B Hall of Fame as a living legend.  In addition, Kashif having been a product of the foster care system growing up he created and founded the Team iCare Foundation which was designed to improve the lives of children in foster care.  Just a short 10 years ago Kashif University an integrated arts and education training program for at-risk youth from ages 8-18 was founded and housed on the campus of Morningside High School located in Inglewood, California. 

Most recently Kashif’s life was showcased on TVOne’s popular program Unsung:

EarHustle411 and the writing staff would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge Kashif’s life, legacy and talents not to mention his philanthropic endeavors. We send our prayers to the many fans and musical families of Kashif.  We know that his JOB WELL DONE is all good with the Creator of ALL THINGS. 


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