The Memphis hip hop community is mourning the loss of a Memphis rap icon, K-Rock, born Cardis Burns, 39. The rapper was a member of Prophet Posse and Killa Klan Kaze, both on the label Prophet Entertainment, founded by Three 6 Mafia’s DJ Paul and Juicy J along with the late Memphis rap icon Nick Scarfo.
Outside of group releases, the rapper released original solo projects as well, such as the classic “K-Rock the World’ and appeared on numerous features with the likes of multiple Memphis hip hop legends including Three 6 Mafia, Tommy Wright III, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, DJ Squeeky, and of course fellow Kaze member M.C. Mack and others.
According to a GoFundMe page stating it was created by the rapper’s sibling Martini, “[Cardis] leaves behind a devoted mother Dianne, 3 Siblings – Martini, Charli, Jeremy and his 4 children.”
Here’s what just a few in the Memphis hip hop community had to say of the loss of this Memphis rap icon:
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I Found This Guy When He Was A Teen Runnin The Streets Cause I Was Doing The Same. Brought Him To My House & Built Him Into A Crazy Artist! His Mom Would Call Me When He Skipped School & I Would Get On His A-s & He Stopped It! He Was Like A Son To Me At A Point In My Life. I Would Call Him A Key Hypnotize Camp Posse Member & My Favorite Actually! We Broke A Part After Some Years But Got Back In Touch A Few Yrs Or So Ago & Talked About A Reunion But I Lost His Contact Again & Eventually Got Busy With My New Artist But Always Wanted To Work With Him Again…Alot!! Mr Bodyparts Himself!!! #RipKrock Rest Up Lil Bro🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 #BodyParts #HypnotizeCampPosse #HypnotizeMinds #Three6Mafia “Hypnotize C,A….M,P Posse!!! #Memphis #Legend 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾