Producer Chyskillz, the mastermind behind the classic Onyx singles “Slam” and “Throw Ya Gunz,” passed away from a heart attack on Tuesday (February 13).
In a joint statement to HipHopDX, Onyx MCs Fredro Starr and Sticky Fingaz said, “Rest in Paradise to our brother Chylow ‘Chyskillz’ Parker. Our condolences go out to his family and close friends. We will always acknowledge your contribution to the Onyx legacy. Your music will always inspire. Love our brother!”
Although Chyskillz is widely known for his contributions to Onyx’s platinum-selling debut, 1993’s Bacdafucup, he also produced for other Hip Hop legends like Run-DMC, LL Cool J and Public Enemy.
Several members of the Hip Hop community — including former Onyx member Sonny Seeza, DJ Premier, DJ Eclipse, De La Soul’s Maseo and Jedi Mind Tricks’ Vinnie Paz — paid their respects on social media.
Check out their posts below.
My condonlences to Mrs.Parker and the whole Parker family!!RIParadise my Brother@ChySkillz! Damn.😔#Iconic#Producer#
BacDaF..Up4everDope #ONYX# AfficialNAST
— Sonny Seeza (@mrsonnyseeza) February 13, 2018
We learned today with great sadness of the passing of our brother, Chylow "Chyskillz" Parker. Our love and prayers go out to his family. At this moment and always, we acknowledge his extraordinary contribution to the ONYX legacy, which lives on in the music. #ONYX4LIFE pic.twitter.com/StS9v0pmxj
— ONYX (@ONYX_HQ) February 13, 2018
#RIP Chyskillz 🙏🏽
— Fredro Starr (@Fredro_Starr) February 13, 2018
Just got sad news that Producer "Chyskillz" passed away from a Heart Attack. We All Know Him Mainly From His Incredible Production Of The Entire ONYX LP: "Bacdafucup" Which Is A Certified Classic Multi Platinum Album Staple In Our Hip-Hlp Culture… Condolences To His Family… R.I.P. JMJ and BIG DS. Salute Fredro, Sticky Fingaz and Sonny Seeza… @chyskillz
Damn, so sad to hear about ChySkillz passing. RIP my brother.
— DJ Eclipse (@ItsDJEclipse) February 13, 2018
RIP Chyskillz pic.twitter.com/J5VbYRFLsB
— Vinnie the Chin (Saifullah) (@vinnie_paz) February 13, 2018
— Jahi (@HipHopEducate) February 13, 2018