Grime founding father Major Ace passes away

Major Ace, grime pioneer from Pay As U Go Cartel, has died.

As BBC Newsbeat report, the MC whose real name was Luke Monero, died from a brain tumour on Sunday (8 October). The Pay As U Go Cartel included Wiley, BBC 1Xtra DJ Target, legendary DJ Slimzee, Rinse FM founder Geeneus and Flowdan.

The sad news was confirmed by Major Ace’s brother Cass in an Instagram post which you can view below.

Broken πŸ’”

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Read a selection of tributes from figures in the scene below.