Hip-Hop Producers Battle Cancer
Russian-born, U.K.-based hip-hop producer DJ Vadim, of Ninja Tune and One Self fame, and London's Sean McCaffrey, a.k.a.
According to a post on his MySpace page, Vadim found out about his condition at St. Bartholomew's hospital in London on Friday, September 5, 2008, after flying in from a gig in Cologne, Germany the night before. He opted for surgery in a Liverpool hospital that removed his tumor and saved his eye. However, he has a long recovery ahead and is still in need of our thoughts and prayers.
Vadim has, graciously, and with a notable sense of humor, recounted his experience in a series of blog posts.
Producer McCaffrey was moved by Vadim’s situation, having also battled cancer, and recorded a track in his honor titled
"Don't Go Away - An Ode To Vadim." "Anyone that knows Vadim is welcome to record on this, as well as any MCs who have an ill loved one. Everybody else, please say a prayer," McCaffrey said.
McCaffrey’s new Quincey Tones album is inspired by his illness. "The concept deals with the condition. When it's completed, hopefully I can find a label that will be willing to donate some of the proceeds to cancer research."