Pop and Hip Hop is probably the most popular genre of music today. With comforting beats and lyrics, they are at the top of any music lover’s list. Since the pop songs are so soothing to the ears, they perhaps are the most beautiful to savor as well. So many famous artists nowadays profess the art of pop music with so much aplomb. However the world of music is now bereaved at the thought of loosing one it’s pioneers in pop music.
Who is Andre Harrell and how did he die?
Andre Harrell was the founder of Uptown Records, the greatest music producing company in recent memory. He was later the CEO of Revolt Network. They confirmed via news reports that Andre had passed away. His ex wife Wendy Credle said that the cause of his death was heart failure. No more details is available regarding his death as of now. Andre was surely one of the finest music producers of his time. Credited with nurturing talents like P Diddy and Usher, he truly was a huge name in the music industry.
Contribution to Music
Harrell was himself a pop artist and had sold albums. However he decided in the 1980’s to start his own music company by the name of Uptown Records. He along with Sean Combs was credited with blossoming the careers of various pop artists in 1980’s and 1990’s. Andre was credited with mixing the genres of Hip Hop and R&B in a very effective manner. Popularizing the cult of music during this period, he was a visionary of his time. Following his rift with Combs he started his own music company and named it Motown Records. But the venture wasn’t quite successful enough. He was later asked to join Revolt, which was the company Sean had found after their spilt. The music world is heartbroken at the news of his untimely demise.
After his death tributes have flown in from all corners of the world. Mariah Carey wrote on her twitter handle and spoke about how dearly she regarded him as a friend. Viola Davis has also sent her regards and respect for him. While Usher contributed a large part of his journey and success to him. Usher said that it was only because of him that he was able to make it big in the music industry.