Memorial fund for Robert Diaz aka PH/Pumpkinhead

For: Shawntay Ocasio
New York, NY
Organizer: Rodney Willie
$36,308
of $50,000 goal.
Raised by 543 donors
72% Complete
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The Story

Robert Alan DiazSeptember 17, 1975 – June 9, 2015

Today the world lost a musical legend, but more importantly, a wife lost her husband. their two sons (and daughter on the way) lost thier father and Robert's mother lost her son. Please help us in making sure that his family is taken care of and all his expenses are covered in this time of need. This all happened suddenly and this page will be updated frequently with more details, but just know that any help you can give will be greatly appreciated. We are also working on a memorial show that will make him proud. We love you PH! 

Be sure to tell your loved ones how important they are to you because tomorrow is not promised to any of us. From all his friends, fans and family, Thank you for your time and donation. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on July 22, 2015

Posted on July 22, 2015

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for continuing to support the Robert Diaz Tribute Memorial Fund (aka Fund For PH). The money that has come in so far has taken the burden of funeral and autopsy, and various medical costs, off of PH's mother and wife. However, they still need our support. Shawntay, pregnant with their daughter on the way, has prenatal care and is also using the money from the fund to pay for the family's living expenses. Currently, they are traveling between PH's mom's house in New Jersey and Shawntay's relatives in Brooklyn, who are helping out while they look for an apartment.

In order to facilitate more funds coming in, a core group of friends have banded together to put on a series of PH Tribute Memorial Events. In the past month, there have already been several amazing Tribute's to our fallen brother PH aka Pumpkinhead. One that stands out to me is the E.O.W. MC Challenge of Champions, which PH was scheduled to participate in, where members of The Plague, Brooklyn Ac and Team Homi performed each of his rounds in the challenge.



There was also the Legendary Cypher, in Union Square, which was attended by hundreds of friends, as well as PH's wife and two sons, the eldest of whom spit a rhyme for his dad. Lot's of people kicked rhymes in the cypher and it was a blessed event. Then there was the PH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL "All White Party" at Littlefield, Brooklyn, in Park Slope, one block from where PH grew up.

Several other events happened spontaneously all over, as well as numerous Radio Show tributes. (I will post another update in the future, listing links to all of the past events and radio shows, so you can check them out). It was all love and all proceeds have been going to the Fund for PH, which was set up by LR Blitzkrieg of MCMI, to provide money for PH's children. Besides that, the outpouring of love and support has everyone, friends, family and especially the kids, deal with the loss.




The next PH Tribute event will be a performance at the RockSteady Crew 38th Anniversary concert, by friends and family, in Central Park, July 26th, around 4pm. Thank you to DJ Eclipse for reaching out to facilitate this and to Crazy Legs and the whole Rock Steady Crew, who PH and MCMI have been down with for years and always attend and participate in, regardless. This was one of PH's many "homes" within Hip Hop culture and it is an honor to bless the stage for PH and his family, to further promote his musical legacy.



There will be more events throughout the summer, including concerts and even an MC Battle Event in our beloved friend's name, honoring his work as an artist and contributing to the fund. PH. Updates will be made here, on MCMIreport.comand you can subscribe to MCMI REPORTnewsletter to be notified by email.

Please continue to share the link to this page and check back for updates soon.

Thank you.

Sincerely,

Graeme "GMS" Sibirsky

* To SPONSOR, create a PH Tribute event, or to get involved in the OFFICIALPH TRIBUTE MEMORIAL CONCERT, theMC Battle Event, and any of the other events being organized, contact us at mcmireport[at]gmail.com

Posted on June 26, 2015

Posted on June 26, 2015

This Sunday, June 28th 3pm-10pm

Special Tribute sets by Rich Medina, Tony Touch, DJ Eclipse, Eli Escobar, DP One, JS-1, GMS, DJ Static, Butta L, Sucio Smash, Mocha Sunflower 

@ Littlefield 
622 Degraw St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(between 3rd & 4th Avenue / Parkslope)

Suggested donation: $10+ 

#RIPPH #RIP #OfficialPHTribute #RIPRobertDiaz #PH #Pumpkinhead #RIPPumpkinhead #OfficialPHMemorial

Please join us for an All White Memorial Tribute Party
to honor "PH" aka Pumpkinhead.

On June 9, 2015 the world lost a valued member of the Hip Hop community, Robert Alan Diaz (September 17, 1975 - June 9, 2015), known by his stage name Pumpkinhead aka PH. We also lost a beloved friend, brother, husband, son and father.

PH was known as the Underground King in the Hip Hop music biz and on the battle rap scene. He was a Hip Hop music purist, dedicating his life to creating, celebrating and preserving the art form. He was known to be extremely humble, supportive of dozens of movements, wanting to help anyone who he felt was also doing music that was good for the culture. In honor of his legacy we look to unite fans, friends and others to pay their respects to PH.

The theme is white clothing, since we are CELEBRATING his LIFE and MUSIC not mourning, with a splash of Orange for PH's style.

PH grew up in Park Slope, one block from this venue, so the location has a special significance for family and friends. PH was such a loved figure in the community and around the world that his family was flooded with thousands of requests to come to the funeral. Unable to accommodate everyone they decided to keep the services small and relatively private. Regrettably, many people felt left out and needed a place to pay respects to PH. 

This memorial event is for the community to come together, connect with friends, speak about PH's impact on music and on our lives, watch footage of PH's videos and his Last Interview, and raise money for the memorial fund. 

PH's mom, wife and kids, plus other relatives will be in attendance. ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO PH'S FAMILY. ALL are welcome in love, respect & solidarity for our brother, MC, Event Promoter, friend & family man, the Underground King.

Posted on June 11, 2015

Posted on June 11, 2015

"Friends, we are overwhelmed by the outpouring of love and support. We should have funeral arrangements covered, but are continuing the fundraiser, as Robert's family will have legal fees, medical expenses of Shawntay's pregnancy. They also have day to day living costs, without Robert's former income.
They are still making arrangements for services and money raised here will also help finance the release of more of PH's music, which will in turn generate a source of income (besides that it was PH's mission to complete his legacy).
Thank you so much to those who have shared and donated. Please continue to spread the word. We will post information about services and a tribute event when we have it.
Stay blessed."

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