Popular female DJ K-Swift died this morning (July 21) in a swimming pool accident in her hometown of Baltimore, Maryland AllHipHop.com has learned.
K-Swift, born Khia Edgerton, was just 28-years-old, at the time of her death, although she started DJing at the age of 11, due to the influence of other pioneering DJs like Cocoa Channel and Jazzy Joyce.
K-Swift broke ground on Baltimores Radio One station 92Q Jams, where she rose to Female Mix Show Coordinator and was the only female in the country to hold the title.
She was also a member of the Violator-All Star DJ Coalition, as well as a member of the all female squad the Murda Mamis.
"I'm at a loss for words right now, Murda Mami founder 1st Lady El told AllHipHop.com. K-Swift was not only one of my Murda Mami sisters, she was a great friend. She knocked down doors for women in this industry, so humble and hard working. Legendary in the club music scene and the number one DJ in Baltimore. She will be missed."
In addition to being the only female record pool director in Baltimore (Direct Drive Record Pool), K-Swift also owned Club Queen Entertainment, a graphics management and production company.
"DJ K-Swift was one of kindest individuals I have come across in my travels. She represented Violator and more importantly Hip-Hop," said Violator CEO Chris Lighty. "Our prayers go out to her family. She will be missed."
"Khia was a dear friend and lil sister who kept me head strong when I would go far left. She will always be in my heart and mind and will be missed always. Rest in peace K-Swift, we all love you," added Scrap Dirty, Founder of Violator Allstar Djs/Barak Records.
Baltimore attorney Paul Gardner Esq. represents Unruly Recors, a label that K-Swift also recorded for. "Our loss here on earth is God's gain in Heaven," Gardner stated. "And, God just gained one of the best female DJ's ever. My condolences to K-Swift's family and her music label - my client Unruly Productions and Shawn Caesar."
"Unruly Records is deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, sister, label mate, and legendary female DJ K-Swift," added Shawn Caesar, President of Unruly Records. "In this time of bereavement, it is our prayer that the memory of K-Swift remains in the heart and minds of those who knew her well."
"I want to say thank you for being that role model, aunt, manager and friend that you were," added K-Swift's nephew, DJ The Kid. "I am gonna miss you more than anyone can imagine...I love you K, save that place in heaven for me so we can kick it like the old days when I get there."