DeWayne Julius Rogers, better known as singer/songwriter/producer “D.J. Rogers” passed away in 2020. The music hero to many died of heart failure at age 72. The very first song on his very first self-titled album in 1973 declared, “Listen to the Message.” D.J. Rogers is best known for composing, singing, producing and arranging one of the most poignant ballads of `70s Soul: “Say You Love Me.” This achingly vulnerable and sincere slice of Gospel-rooted R&B devotion – introduced on D.J.’s benchmark sophomore album, “It’s Good to Be Alive” (RCA – 1975) – was later recorded by Natalie Cole, Jennifer Holliday, CeCe Rogers and Danish-American star Zindy. The song was also sampled, ‘chopped-n-screwed’ style, for the hit single/video “I Don’t **** With You” by rapper Big Sean.