Stack Bundle may have been gone for over 15 years, but his legacy lives on in the street named after him in his hometown of Far Rockaway in Queens, New York. Stay alive.
A video shared to his official Instagram account on Saturday (June 10) brought together fans, family and friends to see the rapper (real name Raekwon M. Elliott) immortalized in the iconic neighborhood. witnessed the Many insiders at Stack have elaborated on the Riot Squad rapper’s legacy and how he paved the way for other New York artists to notice him.
In a previous post, Stack Bundles’ sister Maxine Elliott held up a framed proclamation announcing that June 11th would be known as Lakeon M. Elliott “Stack Bundle” Day.
“All I know is that I’m awake and standing on Hassocks,” the caption reads. “It’s official. @dreamgirlwag has really done this. Saturday is going to be such a beautiful and bittersweet moment. Monumental to everyone who has had to endure life without him for the last 16 years.”
“This will forever immortalize Rayquon Stack Bundles Elliott as a legend and icon of New York hip-hop!!! Legends never die!!!! SQ SQ SQ SQ SQ SQUAD UP! could you do for me!!!!!!”
Stack Bundles was shot dead on June 11, 2007 while returning to his home in Far Rockaway, Queens. Dip Set rapper Freaky Jeeky has released a heartfelt statement about his friend and label mate upon his passing.
“All I want to say is that life doesn’t promise tomorrow, so you have to live your life to the fullest,” he said. “Sometimes you question the behavior of your lord on certain things, but you just have to live your life. So don’t let this be a situation where you shut up and shut yourself in.
“Shout out to big buddy, we love you and will always remember you. Stack is a true soldier. Yes, it really breaks my heart.He was so young and this death is so sad.My thoughts and prayers go out to his family especially his sisters.”
Lupe Fiasco also released a statement at the time, addressing their friendship through music and revealing that Stack used to live with them and was there for them through many of life’s milestones. rice field.
“RIP Stackbundle…my home, my dear friend…” he wrote. “It hurt so much to wake up to this…so sad…I watched from humble beginnings…when he lived with me in Chicago we rocked together every day…he I was writing rhymes in one room, and I was rhyming in others…he was with me through many of the ups and downs of my life and I loved him I was so proud and happy to see you succeed in life with things…hip-hop…”