Madlib and his younger brother Oh No suffered a great loss on April 13th. The pair’s father, Otis Lee Jackson, Sr., passed away last month. He was 77-years-old. Many associated with Lee’s family are gathering their thoughts to pay tribute to the late patriarch of the brothers.

Member of Stones Throw Records took to Instagram on May 1st to announce the passing of Madlib’s father in tribute posts. The former General Manager of the label, Egon wrote a heartfelt tribute post to the late Otis Lee Jackson, Sr.

“I knew him nearly as long as I’ve known Madlib and Oh No, and any that know the brothers, and so many of their compatriots, know that they got their start in music because of Otis’s, and his wife Sinesca’s, belief in their musical excellence,” Egon wrote in his post. “He should be one to know – he was a soul singer of high regard, the kind of singer who even impressed the great David Axelrod, who, in our first meeting, was effusive in his praise for Madlib’s dad.”

Madlib is yet to comment on the news publicly, whereas his brother Oh No simply reposted Egon’s tribute post. We assume they will make a proper statement later.


We extend our deepest condolences to Madlib and Oh No’s family and friends during this tough time of mourning. May Otis Lee Jackson’s soul rest in peace.

You can check out the tribute posts below

Bhupen Dange

Bhupen is a freelance writer for Ringside News and Thirsty For News; he is pursuing further studies in Computer Science. Since high school, he has actively participated in athletic activities, and when he is not playing video games, he spends his time in the gym training, watching movies, and walking his dog outside.

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