By Rahman J. Dukes
You know how the saying goes, the good die young. And today the hip-hop community, specifically New York City, mourns the loss of one of it's soldiers in the battlefield.
Early yesterday morning (October 13th) Harlem World’s very own Andre Hudson, aka, Huddy Combs, aka Huddy 6 was returning from his beloved city en route to New Jersey when his vehicle struck a tractor trailer killing him. Hudson was accompanied by a female passenger who was taken to a local Jersey medical hospital where her condition remains unknown.
Huddy’s name rang bells throughout hip-hop circles for years thanks to his close association with childhood friends Cam’ron and Mase. Huddy got his biggest shout out on the hook to Cam and Mase’s “Horse & Carriage” but Huddy’s bigger claim to fame aside from his stint in the Harlem World group that spawned a full-length album was being credited for saving Cam’ron’s life back in 2005. Huddy was sitting in the passenger seat of Cam’s Lamborghini when an unknown man walked up to the vehicle and fired two shots hitting Cam in his arm. According to Cam, it was Huddy who quickly directed him to a nearby hospital.
Following news of his death, family, friends and fans remembered the man who they said embodied Harlem "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!!!!" “Huddy Combs...@hud6 ..God Bless! Harlem lost a good 1” Diddy tweeted. Hot 97 disc jockey Funkmaster Flex dedicated his entire radio slot to Huddy playing hours worth of Diplomats music. Diplomats members Freekey Zeekey and Duke Da God also shared their sentiments over the loss of their friend “Huddy Combs R.I.P my dear brother. Love you forever bro. @hud6” Duke tweeted. “Life is short so come2 amends w/family& Friends who ur n conflict with..U may never get a chance2 rekindle the Love&partnership RIP HUDDY6" said Zeke via Twitter.
Rest in peace Huddy Combs … one of NYC’s forever shining stars.