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One Of A Kind

May 23, 2005

This past Friday funeral services were held for Justo Faison, founder of the annual Mixtape Awards whose tireless advocacy for DJs and hip hop culture has made an immeasurable impact on the industry and the artform.

DJs from Bobbito to Kay Slay and more have shared their personal and professional memories of Justo here, and mix vet Doo Wop has recorded a memorial tribute over BIG's "Juicy" accompanied by artwork from mixtape cover illustrator Miami Kaos (pictured above). More recollections from DJs can be found at, along with contribution information for his funeral expenses and family. Justo will be missed dearly.

Posted: May 23, 2005
One Of A Kind