Breaking: Party Arty of D.I.T.C./Ghetto Dwellas Passes Away

posted December 04, 2008 06:19:29 PM CST | 39 comments

Fans of rap duo Ghetto Dwellas and D.I.T.C. are mourning the loss of Bronx veteran emcee Party Arty.

The emcee passed away this afternoon (Thursday December 4) due to undisclosed health complications, as reported by inside sources.

Arty is remembered for coming up under A.G. of Show & A.G. fame, and being featured on several D.I.T.C. releases, as well as several singles with partner D-Flow on Get Dirty Records as Ghetto Dwellas.

He worked with legendary producers like DJ Premier, Show, Lord Finesse and Madlib on an assortment of projects from Fat Joe [click to read], A.G. and O.C.

Most notably, Arty appeared alongside brethren Lord Finesse, Microphone Nut, Y.U., Grand Daddy I.U. and Jay-Z on "Da Graveyard" [click to read] from the seminal 1995 album Lifestylez ov Da Poor & Dangerous from the late Big L.

Per reports from DJPremierBlog.Blogspot.Com [click here], Party Arty was at one time, a considered artist for 50 Cent and G-Unit.

HipHopDX sends our condolences to family, fans and the D.I.T.C./Ghetto Dwellas crews.

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