Mark "Drac" Hicks of SLAVE dies with SLAMjamz project on the table.

June 15th, 2011

Yesterday, Mark "Drac" Hicks, one of the founders of the Ohio Funk band SLAVE passed away.

Steve Washington and Mark Hicks (Drac) formed the group in Dayton, Ohio in 1975.

SLAMjamz East Coast A&R Representative Shawn Carter recently connected Drac, Mark Woods (lead singer of Lakeside) and Sheila Horne (Lead singer of the Brides of Funkenstein) with SLAMjamz President Johnny Juice with the intention of having a SLAVE/Lakeside/Brides album produced and released in the fall under the SLAMjamz umbrella.

With the unfortunate news of Drac's passing, both Mark Woods and Sheila Horne expressed that they would still like to move forward with the projects.

Our sincerest sympathies and condolences go out to the family and friends of Mr. Mark "Drac" Hicks from all of us here at SLAMjamz.

Rest in P.E.ace and FUNK.