The man who died has been identified as Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg. Smoke Dawg was also hired on to open for Drake’s Boy Meets World European tour. (CP 24 has coverage of the shooting here.)
If you’re into the scene, Smoke Dawg was known for this street anthem called “Still.”
A new track just came this way ahead of the release of his debut album, Struggle Before Glory. Shots were fired outside the Cube Nightclub in the Queen and Peter area of Toronto shortly before 8 pm last night (June 30). Here’s a report on Drake’s reaction. No word on a motive yet. He was just 21. He also worked with Britain’s Skepta as well as French Montana. Three people were shot with a male and female victim sent to the hospital. The hip hop world has been shaken with plenty of violence in the last two weeks with the murder of XXXtenacion and the stabbing of four people at a festival in England.
Toronto rapper Smoke Dawg killed in street shooting