Legendary Music Executive Andre Harrell Dies At 59

Uptown Records founder and music exec Andre Harrell, has passed away at the age of 59. Harrell was a founding member of hip hop and R&B and actually gave P. Diddy his start in the music business.

At one point Harrell played an important factor in the careers of music icons such as Heavy D and The Boyz, Mary J. Blige, Jodeci, Guy and even The Notorious B.I.G. Harrell’s influence has spanned several decades in the music business.

Below are a few musicians’ reactions via social media.