DJ Slick Rick, known in real life as Rick Buchanan, was a popular American DJ based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Buchanan’s family were the owners of The Stage Shop, a live music venue and bar well-known in the area that is now closed.
Buchanan had been performing locally around Memphis for decades and was a huge personality know in the community.
DJ Slick was shot in 2014
In 2014 – he had been shot outside of a night club, which John said changed his brother forever.
John said Slick Rick became a recluse after the shooting as he had a hard time finding work.
Buchanan became a home-body following the shooting and preferred to stay at his house with his dog lucky, according to John.
What happened to DJ Slick Rick?
On January 24, 2024, Buchanan was found dead by his brother John.
While recalling how he discovered his brother’s beheaded body, John said to WHBQ: “I walked in and found him, and I just called 911.
“I thought his coat was up over his head like it was cold or something.
“I ran out and then I ran back in. And then, I realized it was something worse.”
Family members of the Memphis DJ are desperate for answers and Memphis PD say they are investigating the suspicious incident.