James Laurence, one half of the massively influential duo Friendzone, has passed away.
Laurence and partner Dylan Reznick pioneered the genre of Cloud Rap (also known as Trillwave), overseeing the production of dreamlike, ethereal hip hop tracks, most notably for Main Attrakionz and A$AP Rocky.
Tributes to the producer have poured in from around the music world, with Ryan Hemsworth and How To Dress Well being particularly vocal about the music world’s latest loss.
— ryan (@ryanhemsworth) January 30, 2017
— definitely sad (@HowToDressWell) January 30, 2017