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RIP Zeevee
RIP Zeevee
Posted by Gizmo on December 14, 2005 :

Sometimes I have bad news to post and today is one of those times. For those of you who use SqratchAttack in the US, it's comes as a shock to discover that the founder Alberto Arellano Jnr aka Zeevee has died in a tragic motorbike accident. A very sad loss for his family but also for our scene. RIP Zeevee.

A message from his family.

"ALBERTO ARELLANO JR 7/26/80 - 11/20-05 Our beloved son Alberto Arellano Jr. was born to Alberto Sr. and Minnie on July 26, 1980 in Modesto, Ca.. At the age of 2 yrs old we moved to Stockton, Ca. where he attended Stockton Unified School District. At the age of 17 he started his own business ( which he was very successful at and to this date his business still remains. He graduated from Stagg High School in 1998 with honors. He attended Delta College for two years and later transferred to San Francisco State University where he received his BA degree with honors in Anthropology and a minor in Urban Anthropology. He worked for the City of Oakland as a City Planner and was always praised by his fellow co-workers. While working at this job Albert along with some friends produced a record album and was working on a second album. Albert was on his way to Law School with his goal of becoming a Corporate Lawyer. Albert had a passion for baking, cooking, and trying different multi-cultural foods and his motorcycle. He played Ice Hockey for four years and was very successful at the sport. He was very driven and when he set his mind on something he always accomplished his goal. He leaves behind his parents, two brothers, and a sister. Several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, 5 nephews and 1 niece. He is loved by so many friends and family. He will be greatly missed and never forgotten."

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32 comments to this story

On December 14, 2005, O-Flip said this:
this is really a sad time for us
SqratchAttack does help DJ’s around the world by its unique kind of way
but now...

On December 14, 2005, qwik said this:
remembrance is power. r.i.p zeevee.

On December 14, 2005, Soba said this:
i used to hit up SqratchAttack on the regular and Zeevee was the nicest in peace brother

On December 14, 2005, GiJay said this:
I didn't knew him but it's always hard to loose a guy that works hard for something he believes in.

r.i.p. and i hope his family will get the support they need to get trough this rough time.

On December 14, 2005, russell said this:

On December 14, 2005, Lamont said this:
This really hit me hard because I mailed him just a couple of months ago.
He seemed like a really great person and I feel bad for not being able to meet him in person. He did a whole lot for the scratch community ...


On December 14, 2005, am_a said this:
this sucks..

On December 14, 2005, gutter said this:
zeevee was the FIRST and ONLY person to help me sell my slipmats when they first hit the market in 2000ish. he was always a helpful person and would always listen no matter what you talked about!!

he will be dearly missed and i can only hope that we meet up again in another life. R.I.P. bro......

On December 14, 2005, Professorbx said this:
Man, I don't know how to take this. Back around 2002, Zeevee gave me a start doing reviews for, with me at the last minute jumping ship to do stuff with Turntable Radio instead. I have met VERY few people as determined as him to help out with the community, and for that matter very few people with as big a heart as him. I wish his family and friends nothing but the best in what is such a difficult time.

Drew Bach/Professorbx

On December 14, 2005, DaCaveDwella said this:
He was mos def a great person with great goals...I have run into him quite a few times here in San Francisco & choped it up about skratch gear!!...He will mos def be eyes are getting watery...until we meet again...Keep It Positive!! 8)


On December 14, 2005, 7galactic said this:
damn... rest in peace
nuthin but good thoughts for his family.

On December 14, 2005, pinstripe0404 said this:

On December 15, 2005, SuSpEnCe said this:

On December 15, 2005, Monk-A said this:
Damn, thats a great loss to the scene, he always struck me a s a pretty sound guy, but i never had any real dealings with him.

where does that leave Sqratchattack?

anyway. RIP and condolences to his family.

On December 15, 2005, DJ SizZa (portugal) said this:
Rest in peace Zeevee....

this is a bit lost in the turntablism scene...

Peace for every one!!!


On December 16, 2005, Predakon said this:
ZV was a good friend... I won't forget the sessions, the mexican food runs, and the jokes.;f=3;t=007854

On December 16, 2005, skratchboarder said this:
r.i.p. zeevee...i've made a ton of orders through him personally and he's just been the nicest ever...i was just devastated when I found out about him passing away...hit me for a week already and it just hurts...he'll be condolences to his family...and yes...what will happen to sqratchattack now...I used to make every order from it's just never gonna be the same online...damn...this sucks so prayers goes out to you and your family'll be missed big time...mad love from Malaysia always...

On December 16, 2005, mike said this:
only the good die young...
rest with confidence and in peace

On December 16, 2005, dj cross+fade said this:
yo i dont know this cant but my he rest in pece (my spelling not to good sry )

On December 16, 2005, said this:
ZEEVEE is a great friend & an awesome peer.

He is definitely missed by his #SkratchDJs family.

Aloha, my brother.

On December 16, 2005, nicknack said this:
Man what a tragic loss! I was just speaking with him a few months ago. I was literally floored when I just read the news. Zeevee was such a honorable, lovable and beautiful person. He always looked out for me and fellow scratch nerds. This is a major loss. Words don't convey enough.

My prayers and thoughts go out to his family and close friends during this holiday season. Not to preach or anything, but I recently lost someone VERY near and dear to me and there were a few bible versus that really spoke volumes to me personally. I think they are applicable in this situation as well...

Ecc 7:4 “Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.”

Ecc 7:14 “Enjoy prosperity while you can. But when hard times strike, realize that both come from God. That way you will realize that nothing is certain in this life.”

Ecc 9:11 “I have observed something else in this world of ours. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise are often poor, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being at the right place at the right time.”

May God bless his family.

On December 17, 2005, d.JWu said this:

Jesse Wu

On December 18, 2005, Bomber said this:
Well, I also didn't really know this man, but I can understand how much improtance he had on the Skratch Community. Rest In Peace.

Those are some nice verses NickNack.


On December 19, 2005, Sleepy said this:
Zeevee was my little brother and still to this day I can't believe it. He was a very special person that would help out anyone in need and it is really nice to hear from all of the people he has touched along the way, from highschool friends to dj's to riders, he never had a dull moment. He will always be missed for the honest man that he was and for the man he would have become. I would like to thank all of you for sharing your stories with us. Everytime my family comes across a new posting on the web that shows how much he gave to his friends it really is appreciated by all of us. So please keep sharing and never forget. You know the common theme that I was hearing from our family and close friends was that maybe the world just wasn't ready for him. And as for his web site we are still not sure what is going to happen with it because he did all of it on his own so we really don't know where he left off. Again I would like to say THANK-YOU for sharing with us from all of the ARELLANO family.

On December 19, 2005, gutter said this:

if you have a moment, please hit me up in email:



On December 20, 2005, Stupid_Dummy said this:
R.I.P Zeevee

On December 20, 2005, Ceri Grafu said this:
As a biker myself, I deeply empathise with his family. It's easy to think, "that bike killed him". Know this though, he died doing something he loved. Rest in Peace Zeevee.

On December 21, 2005, Spree said this:
When Excess called me and told me this I couldnt believe it. Zeevee was one of the nicest peeps in the industry and was always on the look out for all of us. To be honest.. I believe this whole artist community has and will be built on the shoulders of relatively few determined people. Zeevee was one of the few that I consider in this group and although we all may not have known him first hand, for sure he had an affect on all of us weither we know it or not.

On December 22, 2005, Regend said this:
R.I.P. ZeeVee

On December 26, 2005, eddie skratch said this:
shit, zorlon vode! nice bloke, i remember him from the skratch chat days on the piklz page.

On December 31, 2005, FAB Fil said this:
Rest in Power





On February 27, 2006, KgRxFUdLxr said this:
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