Vincent Curtis, also known as DJ Vicious V, was shot and killed Friday. Monday night, the community gathered at the Downtown Cultural Arts Center to celebrate his life.
The suspect in the murder, another local DJ, Brandon Harris, has been arrested and charged.
Family and friends said he was a pillar in the arts community.
"V was a staple in the artistic community to his passing, we had to do something to show our appreciate for his life and legacy," said Shaka Pitts who organized the event.
DJ Vicious V was 53 years old.