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Daft Fro
03-01-2010, 07:56 PM
Chilly B Of Newcleus Passes Away At Age 47

Newcleus co-founder, writer, rapper, singer, keyboardist and bass player Robert Crafton III p/k/a Chilly B has passed away due to complications from a massive stroke. The stroke had left him brain dead and in a coma. On Tuesday, February 23rd the decision was made to remove him from life support and he passed on not long after.

Chilly B's signature moments were his classic verse from "Jam On It", his funky bass guitar licks from "Jam On Revenge (The Wikki Wikki Song)", and his booming deep vocal and sizzling synthesizer solo from "Computer Age (Push The Button)".

In recent years he was involved in independent production, including working on a new Newcleus album, and touring with Newcleus.

He is survived by his wife Valerie and his sons Justin, Jason, Joshua and Isaiah.


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RIP - jam on chilly b

03-01-2010, 07:57 PM
I was really worried this was going to be Afrika Bambaataa for a second. But Newcleus were pretty cool too. Sucks.

03-01-2010, 07:59 PM
I was worried it was Uffie

03-01-2010, 08:02 PM
I hear you. I'd hate to go through another Michael Jackson size spectacle.

03-01-2010, 08:03 PM
I don't know if my heart can take another so soon

03-01-2010, 08:07 PM


03-01-2010, 08:23 PM
Didn't know who he/they was/were until I made my 1985 lineup. Well on that note I think mine should win to preserve his memory!

03-01-2010, 08:37 PM
Jam on it, was a roller skate staple.

03-01-2010, 09:37 PM
Fuck I grew up on these guys. Dad has a bunch of their records. RIP Chilly B.

M Sparks
03-01-2010, 09:56 PM

03-01-2010, 11:03 PM
I was really worried this was going to be Afrika Bambaataa for a second. But Newcleus were pretty cool too. Sucks.

I thought the exact same thing when I read the thread title.

Damn, RIP.