Seth Firkins, a longtime studio fixture in the Atlanta rap scene, passed away on Saturday (September 23). He was 36 years old.
A Louisville, Kentucky native, Firkins moved to Atlanta in 2006 and began working as a sound engineer for Rocko and Future. Though he became a go-to engineer for the city's rappers — such as Zoey Dollaz, Young Thug, and more — Firkins also scored credits on Jay-Z’s American Gangster, and Rihanna’s Unapologetic.
In an Instagram post on Sunday, Future payed homage to his in-house engineer. "I always gave racism a cold shoulder because my real brother Is a white guy by the name of Seth Firkins," the rapper wrote. "I love u beyond this post, I will cherish u forever big bro."
See Future, Mike WiLL, Zoey Dollaz, and more remember Seth Firkins below.
I always gave racism a cold shoulder because my real brother Is a white guy by the name of Seth Firkins. I got a call saying u died in your sleep? First thing came to my mind is, why are you sleep at 5am? That's when we record our best shit & I tell u "don't" fall asleep we got more work to do.. but somethin told me I should've been at home recording for some reason. I was saying this in my head, then bad news beat me home! I love u beyond this post, I will cherish u forever big bro, I just wish u would've text me & told me u was going to sleep and i wasn't going to be able to wake u up this time...the family will miss u 1000%!! No kap in my game kid, rest well my brother. Rest well. 🦅
I met u through Pluto a year or two ago dealing with music but literally u became an actual friend outside of music always checking on me always telling me u grew to love me like a Lil bro and how talented I am smh if this hurt me I can imagine how Hndrxx feeling 😢🙏🏿 rest in heaven big guy @sethfirkins grateful I got to meet u