David 'Disco D' Shayman, an up and coming hip hop producer who
worked with 50 Cent on his 2005 album 'The Massacre', has been found dead in New York after a suspected suicide.
The producer, who created 50 Cent's track 'Ski Mask Way' and Kevin Federline's much talked about but never physically released tune 'PopoZao', was known to suffer from manic depression.
It is believed Shayman had been particularly depressed after breaking up with his fiancé and because of financial problems due to late payments from various projects he had worked on.
Paying tribute to Shayman, DJ Strong told website AllHipHop.com: "I can't believe this has happened to such a high-energy forward moving person. He had so
much to look to in the future and I met him through his business and
friendship with [DJ] Warrior. I can remember him drinking tea all night when
we all went to a white party in Hollywood. That's the kind of dude he was,
just a simple and real human being. Disco D we will miss you."