Wednesday, October 19, 2005

A Tribute to Funky Buddha

Funky Buddha, a member of New York Chinese rap group Notorious MSG, was gunned down on Oct. 2, 2005.

Police has no leads.

I made this music video as a tribute to Funky Buddha.

Update: It is rumored that the death of Funky Buddha may be a giant hoax.

Especially considering the band Notorious MSG is a parody of Notorious B.I.G. Many of their songs were modeled after other well-known rap songs, and their music video of “Straight out of Canton” is a spoof of NWA’s “Straight Outta Compton” and Beastie Boy’s “Sabotage”.

Regardless, I think choosing P. Diddy’s “I’ll Be Missing You” as the song track for the tribute video is well deserved.


  1. Rest in Peace, Funky B.

  2. Are you sure this isn't just a bad joke?

    There's absolutely no news on this anywhere, other than that video, which doesn't feel right to me.

  3. Notorious MSG on Wikipedia mentioned that Funky B. did die on Oct. 2, 2005.

    Perhaps this will be just like the murder of Notorious B.I.G. that will keep everyone guessing.

  4. It's gotta be a hoax


  5. D-Lo: It's real. It's not dream. You can pinch yourself.

  6. Wikipedia is an open content collaborative encyclopedia. Anyone can make an entry or edit an entry. This is not evidence of his passing, and I hope it's merely a sad joke. I felt this group was going to break it very big soon.

  7. They got a replacement, the Hunan Bomb. i doubt its a joke

  8. I love MSG, and Funky Buddah's death is 100% real. However, while no one can replace F.B., the Hunan Bomb fits in so well with the sound of D.Lo and Hong Kong Fever.