Veteran Brooklyn, New York MC Pumpkinhead (a/k/a PH) has been reported dead yesterday morning morning (June 9). Friends and collaborators of the man born Robert Alan Diaz have begun to publicly mourn. Notably, Pumpkinhead appeared on acclaimed albums such as Immortal Technique’s Revolutionary 1 and Revolutionary 2 albums, in addition to Jean Grae’s Bootleg Of A Bootleg EP.
A onetime protege of Bobbito (of Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito), Pumpkinhead would first find success in the underground Hip-Hop community in the late 1990s. His 12″ single “Dynamic” was popular on both coasts, making a name for the MC who shared his name with the Horror film.