R.I.P. Colleek D. Luckie, 1986 - 2005.
Hov and his lil nephew Colleek, the son of his sister Andrea, cheering on the all-star, NBA-filled Roc-A-Fella Records team at Rucker Park in 2003.
Check out an excerpt from an interview Hov did with Rolling Stone magazine in 2005:
"When Annie’s son, Colleek D. Luckie graduated from high school, Jay flew across the country to be there. ‘I flew, I landed, I get in the car, I asked the driver, you know where you goin, right?’ The driver said yes, so Jay took a nap, but when he awoke they were lost. ‘I’m thinking, if I miss his graduation, oh my God. I gave him my word. I don’t ever wanna break my word with these guys. Specially from when how I came up, like my pop. I know how kids remember. I’m the kid who never forgets.’ He was so upset he almost punched the driver. ‘I was so mad. I had tears in my eyes and shit. I don’t cry over nothing. But I made it [to the ceremony]. I was a little late, but I made it’. But on June 28th, 2005, Luckie was killed in a car accident in Pennsylvania while riding in the Chrysler Jay had bought him as a graduation present. Jay was in LA for the BET Awards when he heard. ‘He cried’, Tracy Waples [VP of Marketing at Def Jam] said, ‘I know he had a couple good cries. He told me he needed a good cry. I think it was mind-blowing for him’. Jay said, ‘It was the toughest shit. Nothing close to it. Numbingly. Like I’m numb, I’m numb’. Months later he’s still dealing with the pain. ‘Shit comes time-released’. He paused. ‘Beautiful kid’.”