Robert Alan Diaz (September 17, 1975 – June 9, 2015) :
The world lost a musical legend, but more importantly, a wife lost her husband. their two sons (and daughter on the way) lost their father and Robert’s mother lost her son. He died on June 9, 2015, though the cause of death has not been disclosed. 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.
There has been a webpage to donate directly to his family in this time of crisis.
Please consider a donation of any size it would make a world of difference.
He was a loving partner to his wife, a great father of 2 with a daughter on the way right now.
Robert Alan Diaz – Biography
(September 17, 1975 – June 9, 2015) known by his stage name Pumpkinhead or P.H., was an American rapper and hip hop artist. He grew up in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn New york with his mother and younger sister.
Pumpkinhead love for hip hop started as a kid at age 10. He began writing rap lyrics during his 6th grade language arts class after hearing the song “Nightmares” by Dana Dane. He also stated he was influenced by Redman and the Leaders of the New School, as well as Doug E Fresh. He also cites his experience of meeting 2pac and witnessing his ability to write and record songs on the spot as a motivating factor in his emceeing.
Pumpkinhead got a break in New York City hip hop when a friend of his gave a demo tape to Bobbito Garcia of the Stretch & Bobbito Show on WKCR.
Pumpkinhead’s breakthrough single was 1997’s “Dynamic,” which became a staple of mixtapes in the late 1990s. The World Famous Beat Junkies featured the remix—featuring guest appearances by Poka Face, Meat Pie, Ocean, What ? What ?, CES, DCQ and The Bad Seed—on their second mix CD, The World Famous Beat Junkies, Vol. 2 in 1998.
Pumpkinhead has been a guest on several hip hop albums by other artists. He appears on Immortal Techniques’s Revolutionary part. 1 (2001) and Revolutionary vol. 2 (2003). He guest starred on Jean Grae’s 2003, EP the bootleg of the bootleg, appearing on the track “Code Red” with his brother Block Mcloud. In 2009, he started going by PH and released My Era (No Skinny Jeans Allowed), a mixtape remixing several 90’s classics.