When rapping was something you could actually understand one of the greats was The Educated Rapper, a.k.a. EMD of the legendary Untouchable Force Organization (U.T.F.O.) Sadly Jeffrey Campbell a.k.a EMD passed away on Saturday, June 3rd at the age of 54 according to fellow group member Mix Master Ice. The rapper had been fighting cancer for a while and passed away at a Brooklyn hospital.
“This is a All Out Cry For Prayer,” Ice wrote on Facebook prior to his friend’s passing. “I just got the ok from family to go viral.. As I hold his hand, I need everyone’s power in prayer to pray for one of my best friends since 1979 & hip hop partner, Jeffrey Campbell.. Known to our World Wide fans as: The Educated Rapper MD or EMD 1/4 of the U.T.F.O. crew, which stands for: ‘Untouchable Force Organization.’ * He is extremely ill and not doing well..Please help us pray for a Miracle Blessing..”
All of the members of U.T.F.O. were present at EMD’s bedside right before he died. It was the first time all the original members of U.T.F.O had been together in over a decade.
U.T.F.O. is probably best known for their hit song “Roxanne, Roxanne,” which happen to be what started the famous “Roxanne Wars,” a series of diss tracks between the group and Queens MC Roxanne Shanté of the Juice Crew.
Rest in peace Jeffrey Campbell better known as hip-hop pioneer The Educated Rapper of UTFO.