Big Hutch Statement About The Passing of Kevin “K.M.G.” Gulley
Big Hutch, one of the founding members of the 1990′s hit group Above The Law, releases his first statement regarding the passing of his long time friend and group member Kevin “K.M.G.” Gulley. K.M.G. passed away late Friday night, July 6, due to an apparent Heart Attack but that has yet to be officially determined until after the autopsy. K.M.G. along with Big Hutch and DJ Total K-OSS founded the group Above The Law in the late 80′s and was signed to Gangsta Rap pioneer Eazy E‘s Ruthless Records and released their first album “Living Like Husters” in 1990. The album songs had appeared on several soundtracks and had reached #75 on the Billboard top 200 and #14 on the top R&B/Hip-Hop albums at a time when Hip-Hop was not as popular as it is today. In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source‘s 100 Best Rap Albums Ever.
BIG HUTCH STATEMENT ABOUT THE PASSING OF K.M.G.
From the words of Gregory F. Hutchison, a.k.a. Big Hutch (Cold 187um), “I would like to thank everyone for their condolences during this unexpected difficult time for myself, the group Above The Law, as well as our families and close friends. I had received a phone call Friday night, July 6th, that KMG had collapsed in the shower from an apparent heart attack, but that fact is to be determined after we get the autopsy report. There was no foul play involved and my dear friend KMG’s death was simply by natural cause. It is shocking and tragic to all of us because he showed no symptoms that he was suffering from any type of heart disease or any type of other illnesses. Plus, I was just on the phone with him and Total K-OSS a few days prior discussing the new Above The Law album and my upcoming solo release with Psychopathic Records. We were further discussing, as Above The Law, it was time to move on the with the project and were coordinating plans to do so; then this had happened. I also would like to thank everyone for their patience in me responding to media and other close online publications. KMG and I, as you all know, go way back since the best years of Ruthless Records and prior. He has been my right hand man along with Total K-OSS and his abrupt passing was just totally unexpected and shocking to all of us. I personally have been in a daze since receiving the news and I just needed some time to myself and to put things back into perspective so I can re-focuse on the commitments and obligations I have to music and Hip-Hop. If I hear anything else that our fans need to know, I will indeed inform the powers to be and get that information out to everyone. Once again, thank you everyone for your caring concerns and the love you still have for KMG, myself, and Above The Law after all these years. And as with Eazy, we will continue to keep his memory and legacy alive through music.” ~ Big Hutch