Harlem Rapper Huddy 6 Killed In Car Accident
Rapper Huddy 6 was killed in a car crash yesterday (October 13th), that closed the Westbound upper deck of the George Washington Bridge in New York.
The Harlem rapper, aka Huddy Combs, was born Andre Hudson.
He was driving into Manhattan with Jeanette Rodriguez, 50, of The Bronx at 5:15 am, when his Mercury Marquis collided with a truck.
As of yesterday, investigators were still unsure what could have caused the accident and stopped traffic for several hours during early morning rush hour.
Huddy Combs, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene according to a Port Authority spokesman.
The passenger, Jeanette Rodriguez, was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center said a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
He also added that information on the nature and extent of Rodriguez’s injuries was not available, but they were not thought to be life-threatening.
Combs was a member of the rap group Harlem World and a friend of rappers Cam'ron and Ma$e. The death incited a flood of postings on Twitter and hip-hop Web sites, including postings from well-known rap artists Busta Rhymes and DJ Webstar.
Even Congressman Charles Rangel also tweeted a farewell to the Harlem World representative. “RIP Andre Hudson aka Huddy Combs,” he tweeted. “A little piece of Harlem's music scene has gone with you.”
"R.I.P. HUDDY 6," Juelz Santana tweeted. "SMFH if u don't or didn't know who he was jus know this, he was HARLEM!!!!" Â
“Huddy was just – he was a Harlem staple. If you are around Harlem or in Harlem, you knew who he was. And you loved him. Everybody loved him,” said Karen Civil, who used to work as an A&R administrator at Diplomat Records, a label founded by Cam’ron and Jim Jones. “He was just a great spirit and he will truly be missed.”
Huddy was credited by Cam for saving his life when he was shot in DC twice, while leaving a party during the Howard University homecoming weekend in Washington, D.C. in 2005.
Huddy directed Cam to a hospital after the incident. "My man here saved my life.” Cam said at the time, in a report to MTV.
Huddy Combs was a member of Mase's Harlem World rap group in the late '90s.
The band released their only album The Movement in 1999, which became an instant hit. Shortly after the album’s release, the band dissolved.
He was also featured on Die Another Day: Flawless Victory 2003 a mixtape dissing Eminem and produced by one-time Source magazine co-owner Ray Benzino.
Since 2005, Huddy 6 had been a staple in Harlem and across the United States for promotions and events he was a part of coordinating.