DJ Too Tuff Assault Charges Dismissed; Continues Fights Against Cancer

(AllHipHop News) Legendary turntablist DJ Too Tuff is now a free man, thanks to a dismissal of assault charges against him.

The court ruling, which was administered Tuesday (Feburary 9) night at Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center, concludes a long standing case that stemmed from a November 2008 fight at the Silk City (5th & Spring Garden) diner bar and lounge.

At the time of the incident, Too Tuff was selling copies of his CD, Too Tuff's Lost Archives. Prior to the dismissal of the assault charges, the entertainer (born Joseph Hicks) was serving time at Philadelphia’s House of Correction.

Too Tuff is best known as a member of the famed Philadelphia based group, the Tuff Crew. Comprised of Too Tuff, LA Kid, Ice Dog, Tone Love and Monty G, the collective released a total of four albums, including 1987’s Phanjam and a live album titled Still Dangerous.

Over the years, the Tuff Crew has shared the stage with the likes of LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock, Run-DMC, Biz Markie, Big Daddy Kane and 2Live Crew.

Too Tuff, considered the forefather of the turntablist movement, has been cited as an influence among various DJs that include the late DJ AM, DJZ-Trip, DJ Shadow and other New School DJs credit DJ Too Tuff for inspiring their style and music.

Tuesday’s ruling came as good news for Too Tuff, who acknowledged answered prayers and thanked his “legal dream team of Katherine Muns Esq. & Adrienne Kosinski Esq,” in addition to those who supported him and “believed in god, the justice system & the values of love, loyalty and altruism!”

The entertainer, who is battling thyroid cancer, also expressed his excitement at being able to return to working on music.

Too Tuff is reportedly moving forward while lining up DJ and producing endeavors.