The music industry mourns the loss of Arnez Blount, professionally known as C-Knight, a founding member of the iconic hip-hop group Dove Shack. On November 7, C-Knight was taken off life support after battling complications from diabetes. The 52-year-old rapper had been hospitalized since October 18, and his health took a severe turn when he suffered a stroke during a dialysis treatment, ultimately leading to cardiac arrest.
Dove Shack, formed in 1994, comprised three talented artists: C-Knight, Bo-Roc, and 2Scoops. C-Knight’s contributions to the group and the music landscape as a whole were immense. Bo-Roc, deeply affected by his friend’s health struggles, initially reached out to fans on Instagram, urging them to send positive energy and healing prayers for C-Knight’s recovery.
In a recent emotional statement, Bo-Roc expressed the profound impact of losing a close friend and collaborator, saying, “This is like a fcking nightmare. I swear this sht hurts different, and I don’t want to talk about sht to nobody, so please just let me be and pray for us… On my soul, I love you bro, and I already don’t know what the fck to do with you being gone”.
C-Knight’s passing marks the end of an era for Dove Shack and leaves a void in the hearts of fans who were touched by the group’s music. As the hip-hop community pays tribute to this OG, the legacy of C-Knight and the Dove Shack will undoubtedly live on through their timeless contributions to the genre. The impact of his work and the memories created with Dove Shack will forever be cherished by those who appreciate the golden era of hip-hop.
Derek Chan – Editor