South African hip hop artist DJ Dimplez, real name Tumi Mooi has died.
“It is with deep sadness that the Mooi family announces the untimely passing of Boitumelo Athiel Mooi, popularly known as DJ Dimplez,” the family confirmed in a statement to Channel24.
The family said DJ Dimplez died on Sunday of a sudden brain haemorrhage. They requested respect and space as “we process Tumi’s tragic passing.”
Dimplez’s hit songs include Way Up featuring Cassper Nyovest, Vacation featuring Anatii & Da LES, and his feature on Riky Rick’s Amantombazane remix. In 2019 he released the album Kubu.
He was also the brains He is also the brains behind Pop Bottles – a popular hip hop event in Johannesburg.
Tributes from fans and industry friends are pouring in on social media, with many expressing their disbelief.
Like those before him, he discovered his craze of DJ whilst he was young. In 2003 he decided to furnish his skills when he bought equipment to harness his talent. He later joined the Wits DJ association. Since then, he was winning big up until the time of his untimely death.
The late DJ managed to cap his career with several lifetime accolades with an illustrious career spanning years. No doubt his performances at The Apprentice SA Finale and Blacks Only Comedy will go down in the history books as some of the best performances in history. He was also privileged to work with some of Mzansi’s finest, DJ Fresh, DJ Cleo, DJ Oskido, DJ S’bu and Black Coffee.