It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must report the untimely passing of our brother, Seattle Hip-Hop legend and Full Time Soldier member, Jesse “Byrdie” Watson. Byrdie passed away at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle on December 2nd, 2013. He endured a long battle with cancer that began in 2006 and fought hard all the way until the end. Byrdie had reportedly gone into remission and was declared cancer free in the past few years, but unfortunately it resurfaced again recently and caused nearly irreparable damage to his body. This damage, along with other medical complications is what ultimately led to his passing. Our brother Byrdie will be forever remembered as one of the coldest lyricists to ever grace the stages of the NW music scene, a ferocious battle/freestyle MC, but must of all, for his infectious smile, whit and charming demeanor. You would be hard pressed to find anybody that would have a negative thing to say about him. He will be missed dearly by all that knew him.
We are in the beginning stages of planning a party to celebrate his life. Please stay tuned for details.