Dem Franchize Boyz Member Passes Away

Dem Franchize Boyz Member Passes Away

Dem Franchize Boyz announced to their fans that Gerald Tiller, better known as Buddie, has sadly passed away.

On Sunday, Dem Franchize Boyz confirmed the death of Tiller uploading  a photo of Buddie to the Instagram page with the caption, “R.I.P Buddie you Will be Missed #demfranchizeboyz.” Read on…


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?? R.I.P Buddie you Will be Missed #demfranchizeboyz

A post shared by Franchize Boyz (@demfranchizeboyz) on has learned that Gerald “Buddie” Tiller, a pioneering member of Dem Franchize Boyz has passed away after a battle with cancer.

Jermaine Dupri, who first signed the group to his So So Def label in 2005, paid his respects, quoting his former artist’s line from the group’s staple “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” track.

Dupri penned on Instagram:

They call me Doctor Doc I prescribe what a ni–a need #ripbuddy may your soul rest easy #demfranchiseboyz. #fuckcancer.

Dem Franchize Boyz first came to prominence at the height of the influx of southern dance anthems emerging from the South in the mid-2000s. Notably, they are responsible for hits that include “White Tee,” “I Think They Like Me,” and “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It.” Their discography includes albums such as their self-titled debut in 2004, 2006’s On Top Of Our Game and 2008’s Our World, Our Way. The final release was 2011’s Voltron mixtape.

They were scheduled to come together for JD’s So So Def 25th Anniversary Cultural Currensy Tour, the trek was canceled.


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???? “They call me Doctor Doc?I prescribe what a nigga need” #ripbuddy may your soul rest easy #demfranchiseboyz. #fuckcancer

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Rest In Peace, Buddie.

In memory of Buddie of Dem Franchize Boyz:

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