The Rapper-Smoke Dawg Killed In Toronto Shooting
"So much talent and so many stories we never get to see play," Drake wrote. "Rest and Smoke."
Toronto, ON – Only a couple of weeks after the death of XXXTENTACION and Jimmy Wopo, another rapper has been killed in a shootout.
Toronto Smoke Dawg was shot and killed in his hometown on Saturday (June 30) in a shootout that ended the life of another man and seriously injured a woman. According to The Star, police were still working to confirm the identities of the dead, but of the several Toronto artists have confirmed that one of them was the Smoke in the social media.
"Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven," fellow artist Mustafa The Poet wrote on twitter on Saturday.
Smokey is gone, may our prayers follow him to heaven
— Mustafa (@MustafaThePoet) July 1, 2018
CP24 reports that the shooting occurred in Toronto, in the entertainment District. Shots outside the Cube Nightclub, with bullets hitting two men and a woman. The three were taken to a trauma center where men succumbed to their injuries.
Smoke for the first time received more recognition in 2015 for their collaboration "Still" with Mo-G. The song racked up 2.4 million views on YouTube and 1.37 million streams on SoundCloud. More recently, his song "Trap" of the House of cattle, 3.4 million YouTube views and has sparked a remix with French Montana.
Drake was one of those who mourn the loss of Smoke, to share some reflections about his death in an Instagram post.
"All of these gifts and the interior lights are turned off lately is devastating," he wrote. "I desire peace washing over our city. So much talent and so many stories that never get to play outside. Rest up in Smoke."
HipHopDX express our deepest condolences to the family and friends Smoke Dawg in this difficult time.
See more reactions to his death below.
RIP My Brothers Smoke Dawg And Koba.. I Love you Guys 4 Life.. Rest Easy 💔💔💔💔💔
— MURDA ON THE BEAT (@murdabeatz_) July 1, 2018
Prayers for the Smoke Dawg
— JEAN CLAUDE (@Ca