We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Todd Williams, known as Louie Knuxx. Louie was a greatly respected hip-hop artist, mentor, and linchpin in the music community in Aotearoa and Australia. He was known for his “unvarnished reality rap music” beginning his career in New Plymouth hip-hop group Dirtbag District before joining NZ label Breakin Wreckwordz. Louie also formed part of the Young, Gifted and Broke artist collective, a defining group in NZ rap. His service to the community involved helping youth in hardship alongside South Auckland’s Ngā Rangatahi Toa creative arts initiative. He will be greatly missed.
We pay our respects to his family, friends, and anyone affected by his passing.