Oh Andreas. I met you over the internet I believe via Twitter. I remember how friendly yet professional that you were. I came across some of your videos and thought that we could do business much in the future. When shooting Peace Be Upon You, you kept on raving about how talented I was, yet I saw someone equally if not more talented whom was filming me. There aren't many people that come along that I've met whom were like you. You edited the video and I was stunned, you made me look cooler than I ever was. I officially became an artist, a rapper, my dream, even if no one was watching, I realized it become a reality. The feeling that I had that day will never go away. I only wish that I kept in contact with you more after the video was shot. I guess your constant banter about Donald Trump winning the presidency and you loving it turned me off if you will. As a black man, there are certain things that make me uncomfortable, but I surely regret that I didn't take the time to get to know you more. I could have sent a Facebook message to you, I could have texted you, and the last interaction I have from you is the last few seconds of the music video that we both created from our own sporadic creativity in the middle of a sunny day. Jumping fences and avoiding security officers, taping in the midst of little five points looking crazy; rapping in the middle of nowhere. Crazy that I had to find out from one of your clients that you were dead. I sent you a Facebook message, hoping it wasn't true; for the first time, sending the frowny emoji actually meant something. If I ever get somewhere, I promise they will know your name. I'm sorry for rambling, it's just hard you know? How could I feel so much sorrow for someone I barely knew. I figure I'd write to you again, maybe once a year huh, hopefully you will be reading somewhere better than where I am. I find out that you were caught in the crossfire of some bad rappers, I hope it isn't true; it would only reinforce the sometimes horrific stereotype that we as rappers face. It's so fitting, all of this rambling that I'm doing, so I'll end on this note......
and If you ever thought? the world was so dark, asking for the lord, to purify my heart, and if you ever thought, I don't know, just thinking out loud.... Peace Be Upon You. R.I.P Andreas Roffler.