Rapper Found Dead From Gunshot Wounds After His Car Crashes in Maryland

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A Maryland rapper was shot and killed in Annapolis over the weekend.

Officers received a call about shots fired and found a single vehicle crashed at the scene Saturday. The only occupant of that vehicle, Edward Montre Seay, 32, of Chester, died from gunshot wounds, police said.

Seay was also a rapper who went by the stage name Tre Da Kid, said Sgt. Amy Miguez of Annapolis police. He gained national attention in 2016 after winning Verizon’s #Freestyle50 rap contest.

According to Verizon’s website, he won $10,000 and a deal with hip-hop label 300 Entertainment.

“Tre impressed the judges with his delivery, showmanship, and off-the-dome creativity,” Kevin Liles, co-founder of 300 Entertainment, said at the time.

The single from his victory was called “Run It,” and was released in 2017.

“This is seriously a dream come true,” he told Verizon at the time. Verizon said Seay started rapping at age 6, and was also a finalist in a BET freestyle competition in 2011.

Maryland Pastor Steve Poole wrote on Twitter: “Praying for the family and several of our church members who knew TreDaKid personally. This breaks my heart. This happened just minutes after we passed that location on our way home.”

Rapper Nipsey Hussle Shot Dead Near Los Angeles Clothing Store

Rapper Nipsey Hussle was shot dead at the age of 33 in South Los Angeles on March 31, and two others were injured, NBC reported.

The shooting took place at 3:20 p.m. local time outside of a clothing store owned by Hussle, whose real name is Ermias Asghedom, it was reported. Asghedom’s store, The Marathon Clothing Company, is located on Slauson Ave. just west of Crenshaw Blvd.

Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department said there is an ongoing investigation. No suspects have been detained, and a suspect or suspects remained at large.

Hussle was was pronounced dead at the hospital, it was reported. Other details about the incident are not clear.

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James tweeted about the rapper’s death.Several hours before the shooting, he tweeted: “Having strong enemies is a blessing.”

Matthew Talley was one of many who gathered in the South Los Angeles area on Sunday to mourn the musician. He told NBC: “It ain’t just Los Angeles. He was an inspiration that was bigger than Los Angeles. You see all these people out here?”

Pitchfork reminisced about the life and career of the rapper, and noted that he had ties to a subset of the Crips street gang.

“Raised in the Crenshaw neighborhood of Los Angeles, Nipsey left his parents’ home at age 14, living with his grandmother and joining the Rollin’ 60s, a subset of the Crip gang. He began releasing music in 2005, putting out a series of mixtapes that earned him attention from other notable artists. He released a collaboration with Drake (“Killer”) in 2009 and appeared on Snoop Dogg’s Malice ‘N Wonderland album the following year,” the report said.

Asghedom had publicly acknowledged his ties to the Crips in an interview with Complex in 2010.

His album, “Victory Lap” was nominated for Best Rap Album during the 2019 Grammy Awards.

By Amir Vera, with contributions by Jack Phillips and NTD staff.

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