Omega Supreme, the original DJ of legendary rap group Organized Konfusion, passed away Wednesday (December 23rd), after a long battle with cancer.
Besides performing onstage with O.K., Omega Supreme, born Andre Kyles worked closely with Warner Brothers, Sony, and other record labels while managing aspiring talents, such as the Bush Babees.
Organized Konfusion emcee and founding member Prince Po remembered his friend.
“He was the best supporter I ever had,” Prince Po told AllHipHop.com. “He was never the type to try and be out front of the show, but ever since I’ve known him, from high school on, he would come to all my basketball games, my shows, always happy to be there for me. He was a true friend.”
Prince Po considers Omega Supreme to be one of Hip-Hop’s unsung heroes, as his constant efforts helped numerous unknown artists early in their careers.
“He tried to bring taleneted and thirsty horses to water,” recalled Prince Po. “Dre was always trying to help every one of us.”
Omega Supreme’s death came as a surprise to those closest to him. Though he battled cancer for years, he was believed to be in remission.
“It was a total shock to me, the last time I saw him he looked like he had beat the cancer,” said Prince Po.
Organized Konfusion was formed in Queens by Prince Po and Pharoahe Monch and released three critically acclaimed albums throughout the 1990’s.
Both emcees went on to successful solo careers.
Pharoahe Monch, best known for his Hot 100 hit single “Simon Says”, is releasing his 3rd solo album W.A.R. We Are Renegades in 2010, and Prince Po is currently finishing work on a new solo album produced by Madlib’s brother Oh no.
Organized Konfusion is nearing the end of a decade long fight to regain their album master’s from Disney and Priority records.