While there aren’t any specific details that have been made public, it can be confirmed that the city has lost one of his earliest pioneers with Black Indian, one of the first to lock in a major deal — much in part thanks to the song “Get Em Siced” (It was also called “Get Em Psyched” on the larger platforms). RIP to Black Indian and condolences to his family, friends, and loved ones… you can see tribute from others below.
Saddened to learn about the passing of Black Indian. A DC rap legend. He emerged during an era where it was the toughest for rappers from here to get a break, and was signed to MCA Records. Rest peacefully, friend. 🙏🏾pic.twitter.com/WGoBSZxD5L
— DJ Heat (@DJHeatDC) January 18, 2023
— DCSuperSid (@DCSuperSid) January 18, 2023
A legend indeed Black Indian
— PeaceLove&MumboSauce (@igotit4free) January 18, 2023
“I’m a LEGEND you should take a picture with me…” .. and so I did..
“Ain’t nobody testing me // I be the best mc… “ – BLACK INDIAN 👑. pic.twitter.com/Cg7ZahzVlh
— Mo Betta (@Betta_Mo) January 19, 2023
Damn! My head hurts….Rest In Peace Black Indian………if you're from DC…you know…..he was one of the first to showcase DC rap……just saw him last month and got to tell him how much i appreciate what he did for hip hop in the city……man……….
— A Tribe Called Breast (@Just____GB) January 18, 2023
Much love to the great Black Indian who lived his life serving the people. A true nation builder. Thank you my brother. pic.twitter.com/ZOL3EPtQLc
— Ryan Lucas (@RyanLucasDC) January 18, 2023
— Ardamus (@Ardamus) January 18, 2023
RIP to the Pioneer Black Indian
— Slick Reek The Ruler (@ReekDude) January 18, 2023
RIP Black Indian “Sice Em Up” DC legend
— Master Of The Triple Bye Bye Birdie (@WalkLikeWalt) January 18, 2023
RIP Joshua Culbreath aka Black Indian. You were a real one. Sad day for DC today… pic.twitter.com/NXtg2lVizb
— David Simmons (@WholeTimeDavid) January 18, 2023
Rest Peacefully Black Indian 👑🕊️ #dclegend
— Spend World Wandering (@GasBlkk) January 18, 2023
This Bring Me Back Memories when I was a little kid when he was the first rapper came out the dmv had BET and The Box play his music video all time his music will live on forever Rest In Paradise Black Indian 🙏🏾🕊️💯 pic.twitter.com/U9cuZg2m4u
— Handsome Taye 😊 BLM ✊🏾 (@HandsomeTaye91) January 18, 2023
RIP The Legendary Black Indian. The city really lost a pioneer with this one. 🙏🏾
— Uncle Pro On Ya Movas Side (@ALLPROALLDAY) January 18, 2023
This still goes extra hard, and Kenilworth Katrina may be the best rap name in D.C. music history.
R.I.P. Black Indian.https://t.co/ncM7C7v3Ga
— Rhome (@DJStylus) January 18, 2023