On Friday, Boitumelo Mooi aka DJ Dimplez, a Sama-nominated DJ and Pop Bottles pioneer, will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Johannesburg.
A date for the memorial service will be announced after his funeral.
In 2014, Dimplez broke into the industry with hit songs such as Way Up featuring Cassper Nyovest and JR, Vacation featuring Anatii & Da LES, and Yaya featuring Dreamteam and Anatii.
He also featured producer and rapper Riky Rick on his 2014 track Amatombazane and made hit songs, including We Ain’t Leaving on which he featured Anatii and L-Tido.
The Mooi family have thanked Mzansi for the support they’ve received since his death on Sunday. “We would like to thank you for your kindness, support and comfort during our dark times.”
The DJ was lauded by celebs for opening up space in hip-hop for them to showcase their work.
Hip-hop DJ and media personality Ms Cosmo took to Instagram to share her fondest memories of the man that gave her a name and opened doors for her.
“Thank you for being the person who believed in me and pushed me to go after a dream I didn’t even know I had. I still remember that phone call where you urged me to become a DJ because hip hop needed a female representation.”
I’m in consolable. I honestly have no words. Why now? Why you? Why like this?
Thank you for being the person who believed in me and pushed me to go after a dream I didn’t even know I had. I still remember that phone call where you urged me to become a DJ because hip hop needed a female representation.
Once I finally did it, I needed a DJ name and again you were there with @masakekana to make sure I had the freshest one.. well after maybe 3 or 4 or 5 cosmopolitans 🍸😅 you tweeted my name, @djvigilante co-signed it and that was it!
You gave me a big shot with playing at @popbottles_ent in Midrand and I felt like a queen on your stage!
Plenty opportunities where all you did was support and give a positive response to everyone in the game.
@popcast4real was the beginning of a cultural era, where hip hop had some much needed conversation, thank you for calling me to be part of what we’ve built together.
I can’t believe it. Hopefully one day I’ll make sense of this.
Rest Easy King 👑 You’ve run your race 🙏🏽 Love you always 🤍🕊