Harlem rapper Huddy Combs, a.k.a. Huddy 6 (born Andre Hudson), was killed in a car accident in New York on Wednesday morning (October 13), a spokesperson for the Port Authority confirmed to MTV News.
“The driver was traveling southbound towards New Jersey on the George Washington bridge when his vehicle struck a truck,” Port Authority spokesperson Steve Coleman said. “[Andre] Hudson was pronounced [dead] on the scene and the female passenger was taken to a local hospital.”
A spokesperson at the Hackensack Medical University Center confirmed that the passenger was brought there but would not reveal her condition.
In hip-hop circles, Huddy is mostly known as a close associate of Cam’ron. In 2005, Cam’ron credited his childhood friend with saving his life when he was shot two times while leaving a party during the Howard University homecoming weekend in Washington, D.C. According to Cam, it was Huddy who noticed the assailant as he was sitting in the passenger seat of Cam’s Lamborghini and directed Cam to a local hospital after he was shot. “My man here saved my life,” Cam said at the time.
Huddy Combs got his feet wet in the music industry as a member of Mase’s Harlem World rap group in the late ’90s. In 1999, the group released their only LP, The Movement, which subsequently went gold. Harlem World disbanded shortly after the project was released.
Huddy later found himself running alongside former Source magazine co-owner Ray Benzino and appeared on Benzino’s 2003 anti-Eminem mixtape Die Another Day: Flawless Victory, as well as his album Arch Nemesis (2005). Huddy became a fixture on New York’s party scene after his career in music seemingly ended, promoting hundreds of high-profile events.
After hearing about his passing, Twitter was flooded with RIP Huddy 6 messages. “R.I.P. HUDDY 6,” Juelz Santana wrote. “SMFH if u don’t or didn’t know who he was jus know this, he was HARLEM!!!!”