Andre Harrell Dead: Founder of Uptown Records Dies at 59

Andre Harrell, founder of Uptown Records, and one-half of the rap duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde died on May 8, 2020. He was 59.

The surprise news announcement was made by DJ D-Nice during his nightly set on Instagram, and numerous of the biggest names in the music industry, celebrities, and fans, and were all shocked to learn of the music mogul’s passing. Sourced confirmed to AllHipHop News that Harrell died suddenly, but a cause of death was not immediately revealed.

Harrell founded Uptown Records in 1986 and is responsible for launching the careers of Mary J. Blige, Heavy D & The Boyz, Teddy Riley, Jodeci, and Diddy. He also served as the Vice-Chairman of Revolt, Diddy’s multi-platform music network.

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