A big, big Rest in Paradise to my Polynesian brother Samisoni Big Makk. Orlando lost a legend. Mad Decent’s DJ and Producer artist Samisoni Koroitamudu, aka Big Makk from Orlando has been killed in a car crash in Casselberry, Florida. He was 25. According to a report from Orlando Weekly, Koroitamudu and three others traveling in a Dodge Charger crashed into a tree at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29.
Big Makk is credited by the local paper as an "early innovator of the moombahton EDM sub-genre." "He had three dreams for his music career," says manager Matt Denuzzo in an emailed statement, "Collaborating with Mr. Carmack, Bassnectar, & Kanye West. He did a track with Carmack and worked on Bassnectar's last album, so I can tell you he was really happy with his career so far. Just missing Kanye West."