Earlier today it was reported that Atlanta’s DJ Nando was killed outside his Clayton County home. Born William Barnes, DJ Nando was a Virginia native who relocated to Atlanta 10+ years ago. Nando DJ’d at Atlanta’s hottest spots such as Magic City, Kamal’s 21, and Onyx. He was working on his debut album and was in the preproduction stages of a clothing line called Da Army before he passed. He also been a member of the Coalition DJs since 2008.
In a joint statement, the heads of Coalition DJs, Nick Love and Xavier “Big X” Hargrove, have issued the following on behalf of the organization:
Today we’ve lost not only a great talent and DJ, but our friend and brother . Nando had a great ear for talent and was highly respected within the DJ community and the music industry at large.. DJ Nando played a huge role in the success of Atlanta’s thriving music scene, and was a constant “go to” for labels and artists trying to get their music to the masses.
We’re not engaging in speculation, as we await the final reports from authorities, and ask that you join us in honoring his memory by doing the same. In the coming days we ask for your continued prayers for DJ Nando’s family , friends, his business partner AB and our organization as we work to process this senseless tragedy.