DJ Killed in Motorcycle Crash in South Norwalk

NBC Bay Area

A popular disc jockey who went by the name DJ Genius was killed early Thursday morning in a motorcycle crash in South Norwalk.

Rudi Edrisse Jean-Baptiste Joseph, 26, of South Norwalk, was going north on Water Street at a high speed at 12:45 a.m. Thursday when he hit a curb and lost control, the Connecticut Post reports.

DJ Genius was popular in the New York hip-hop scene and produced songs for artists, including Grand Puba, according to Birthplace Magazine, a hip-hop publication.

Joseph has more than 1,000 friends on Facebook and many have been posting condolences and messages of “spin in peace.”

He was riding a 2001 Kawasaki 600 and did not have a license to operate a motorcycle, police told the Post.

Police told the Post Joseph was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from his motorcycle when the bike landed in an intersection.

He was pronounced dead on the scene of the crash.


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