In an Instagram message, Brainfeeder wrote, "It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our brothers, Gregory Shorter, otherwise know as RAS G. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans around the world. One of the founding members of Brainfeeder and one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles Beat Scene. Rest In Peace G. We love you."
In addition to collaborating with the aforementioned artists and contributing releases to Brainfeeder, Ras G worked for the storied Stones Throw imprint, as well as released solo work under his own name and as Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program.
Since starting up his career in 2005, Ras G pumped out a prolific string of releases, including a variety of EPs, albums and collaborative works. His last proper full-length effort arrived with 2016's The Gospel of the God Spell.
You'll find Brainfeeder's post below, as well as a selection of tributes to Ras G now flooding the web.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our brothers, Gregory Shorter, otherwise know as RAS G. We send our heartfelt condolences to his family, friends, and fans around the world. One of the founding members of Brainfeeder and one of the most important figures in the Los Angeles Beat Scene. Rest In Peace G. We love you. (Ohhh Rass!!!) (Airhornnnnn!!!)
Ras_G has left the planet, far beyond the galaxy.— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) July 29, 2019
Show us the way to the cosmos my friend.
I will love you forever.
Thank you for your time on earth.
R.I.Power 2 brother Ras G. ✊🏾 https://t.co/90LOHGRCPm— DāM-FunK (@DaMFunK) July 29, 2019
Terrible news. RIP Ras G https://t.co/IJBVEQb7t2— BOILER ROOM (@boilerroomtv) July 29, 2019
My heart aches. Goodbye @Ras_G, my backwood loving modern Sun-Ra . You were at my first beat cypher at Project Blowed. You always saved a spot for me at Low End. You let me smoke my first backwood. I took this pic w you in Arcata in 2011. You made it to the Spacebase. RIP homie pic.twitter.com/oUkaFI30qb— T᷈O᷈K᷈iM᷈O᷈N᷈S᷈T᷈A᷈ (@TOKiMONSTA) July 29, 2019
damn. rest in peace @Ras_G— Open Mike Eagle (@Mike_Eagle) July 29, 2019
just seen news about Ras G, so incredibly sad, was a true visionary in his own world n a weirdo in the greatest possible sense, grateful for the times I did get to spend w him. RIP— Hudson Mohawke (@HudMo) July 29, 2019
Gregory Shorter Jr. aka Ras G will be deeply missed on earth. The inception of Leaving Records mission of exploratory & futuristic beat curation of was humbly mentored by G. Your influence + legacy will eternally carry throughout the fabric of our community.— LEAVING RECORDS (@LEAVINGRECORDS) July 29, 2019
We love you Ras G. pic.twitter.com/e8om1BYbSg