Who was D-Bando? Houston producer's death rocks Texas hip hop scene

Amber Peake January 6, 2022
Who was D-Bando? Houston producer's death rocks Texas hip hop scene

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Houston producer D-Bando has died. News of his death broke on Wednesday (5 January) with Houston, Texas, radio station KBXX, also known as 97.9 The Box, one of the first to report his passing. 

Details surrounding his death have yet to be revealed although The Sun reports his passing was confirmed in a statement by his mother on Facebook. 

As the Houston hip hop scene mourns the loss of D-Bando, fans are curious to know more about his life and career. Let’s take a look…

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Who was Houston producer D-Bando?

D-Bando, real name Darale Obando, was a producer and artist renowned in Houston’s hip-hop scene.

He was associated with the labels Can’t Be Stopped, 1st Class Music Group\CBS Entertainment and D-Bando Productions. 

D-Bando has several producing credits to his name, with one of his most recent on fellow Houston artist Big Pokey’s recent album release Sensei. As per his Instagram, he also produced the track Upset for Milwaukee rapper Lakeyah’s 2021 album, which was released in September. 

Alongside his producing career, D-Bando also released music of his own with the artist dropping his most recent track Devil Busy in September last year. 

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Houston’s hip hop scene mourns late producer

Tributes have been shared across social media, as fans and collaborators remember the late producer and artist.

Fellow Houston rappers Big Pokey and Slim Thug posted tributes of their own on Instagram. D-Bando worked with Pokey on his 2021 album Sensei and produced Thug’s 2019 track Score:

We send our condolences to D-Bando’s family and friends at this difficult time.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.