Popular music executive, Andre Harell is dead

Founder of Uptown Records and former head of Mo Town Records, Andre Harell is dead.

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The veteran music executive discovered Sean Combs better known as Diddy before he later went on to head Motown Records.

He is now confirmed dead at age 59. Meanwhile, his cause of death is still unknown.

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DJ D Nice, a DJ for popular Club Quarantine series revealed the sad news on Instagram Live, Friday night and several US media houses have confirmed his passing away

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Harrell started his career as an artiste, a member of the rap duo Dr. Jeckyll and Mr. Hyde, whose single “Genius Rap” was a hit in 1981.

In 1983, Harrell teamed with Russell Simmons, the founder of Def Jam Records, and became vice president and later General Manager of the label.

In 1986 , he founded Uptown Records, and signed the then young P.Diddy. He later went on to head Mo Town records. Harrell also launched the careers of Mary J.Blige, Al B. Sure and Jodeci.

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