According to a report from TheBoxHouston, H-Town producer and emcee D-Bando is the latest in the hip-hop community to lose their battle against the deadly COVID-19 last Wednesday (Jan. 5).
Bando, whose real name is Darale Obando, worked with a number of notable artists in 2021 before contracting the virus, such as Big Pokey and Quality Control Music signer Lakeyah’s My time project.
Several Texas representatives offered their condolences to Bando, including Slim Thugs engineer Young Sam.
In his last IG post about a month ago, Bando said: “I’ve been in the backseat to have my team up front, which shows a lot about my character!!!” He wrote. “I stepped down to get others to resign. #IWANTUSALLTOWIN.”
Bando is the most recent hip-hop to die from COVID-19, but since December, Boo Yaa TRIBE’s Ganxsta Ridd lost his battle with COVID-19, Kollege Kidd founder Ray Autry died on New Year’s Eve, while the 2022 summit saw the death of jessie d.
The Northstar Group/Mediafrolic Magazine extends our condolences to his friends and family.