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Idris L O'Ferrall

August 26, 1975 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 42)

Born August 26, 1975 in Portland, Oregon to Oliver W. O’Ferrall III and Linda Thornton O’Ferrall. Idris was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church where he accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and savior and was baptized. He and Tiffany Martin were the kick starters for the Mt. Olivet Youth Group at the Schuyler St. location. He also sang in the Chapel youth choir and assisted with the Sound ministry. He loved BMX racing, skateboarding, and hanging out with his best friend John Allen “J.J.”, who he has known since the age of 5. He was also known for rescuing stray kittens.

Idris attended Mary Rieke elementary school, Robert Gray Middle School, and graduated from Wilson High School. He attended both Portland State University and Portland Community College.

During his high school years Idris worked at the Trade Bindery across from Mt. Olivet Church. He worked for many years at the Portland State University Book Store. He was an on-air personality for Jammin 95.5’s Underground Show aka Hood Radio. A music curator as an official Shadyville DJ, he hosted legendary parties such as: Karma and the Do-Over and concerts, corporate events, parties for artist, celebrities such as Damian Lillard, David Banner, Slim of 112, Cassie, Method Man, Redman, Common, Boo Bomb, Team BackPack, and major brands Adidas, Nike, Brand Jordan Tour, Toyota Scion.

His debut album was released in 2001 T.W.I.S.T. Genesis Chapter 1. He appeared on a variety of local Hip Hop albums and mixtapes with artists such as Cool Nutz, Greenleaf, Venom, No1Else, Vursatyl, and of course his DJ’s the Mighty Juggernaut and O.G.One. Established a premier Hip Hop showcase for local artist called Mic Check. Was a key part in getting a proclamation for Portland’s only HIP HOP DAY in collaboration with the City of Portland.

Idris also was a mentor with Jefferson High Schools “Boys to Men” program for several years. Idris was a true North Carolina Tar Heels and Florida State Seminoles Football fan and they have been his favorite teams since he was young. Idris was a sneakerhead, with a massive collection of sneakers. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved music of all genre’s and was a collector of vinyl. Idris loved to go out to eat at various restaurants and posted his food selections on social media.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his parents Oliver O’Ferrall and Linda Thornton and his sister Abena Thornton. His aunts and uncles Sheila Mitchell, Debbie Martin, Derrick Martin (Theresa), Curt Martin, and Michael Martin, Edward Washington (Jean),  Norah “Butch” Patterson, Johnny Marie Summers (John), Theoskie Patterson, Willie Deannia Zickrick (Mike), Theresa Thornton-Woods(Vincent). Along with a host of cousins, relatives and wonderful friends.

Those who have proceed Idris in death are his paternal great grandparents Marcus M. & Cleo L. Harding, his grandmother Ernestine Martin.  His maternal grandparents Leo F. and Eva M. Thornton. 


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