DJ Mehdi one of France’s leading hip hop artists/producers is dead. DJ Mehdi (Mehdi Favéris-Essad) best known for his track I Am Somebody, collaborated with artists such as Chromeo, Kid Cudi, MC Solaar, Daft Punk, Kourtrajme, Akhenaton, Cassius, Versatile, Super Discount, Asian Dub Foundaton, K-os, Futura2000, Ryuichi Sakamoto and more. According to news reports, the DJ and producer was celebrating fellow artist Riton’s birthday on his Paris rooftop when the structure collapsed everyone except Riton fell through. DJ Mehdi died and three others were hospitalized. DJ Mehdi is survived by his wife, the French model and artist Fafi.