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Drake Pays Tribute To Rapper Smoke Dawg That Was Killed In Toronto

Posted On : July 1, 2018

Canadian rising rapper Smoke Dawg has reportedly been killed following a shooting in Toronto last night. Smoke Dawg was good friends with Drake as he affectionately called him his brother. Drake paid homage to the young rapper that was killed at the age of 21.


Canadian Rapper Smoke Dawg Was Killed In A Street Shooting In Toronto:

Smoke Dawg was a Canadian rising rap star but he was gunned down before he could accomplish his goals. According to the Evening Standard, Smoke Dawg was outside of Toronto’s Cube Nightclub at 8 p.m. The club was standing room only and it was still daylight out. The daylight shooting happened on the first day of the long weekend, as Queen Street West was jammed with pedestrians out enjoying the hot weather.

Out of nowhere, witnesses reported that multiple shots were fired from a black SUV or a white car. CP24 reported that two male victims were taken to hospital in a critical condition, with one later dying, and a female victim was also taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. While the news has not confirmed it yet, many people posted online saying the male victim that died was Smoke Dawg. Graphic images as well as a video was posted to social media showing a young man lying on the sidewalk in a pool of blood after shots rang out. The video was captioned as Smoke Dawg with chaotic screams in the background as people yelled for an ambulance to come.

Witnesses spoke with  CP24 as they described the scene as  “chaotic”  in the aftermath of the attack.

We heard multiple, multiple gunshots. They came in two sets. There was a set of three to four, four to five and then a pause and then another set of literally three to four, four to five, one man told CP24. The scene just turned chaotic. There were people running everywhere, there were vehicles just trying to get out of the way. Down on Peter Street we just saw a mass of tourists – normal Saturday traffic on Queen Street – basically running scared for their lives. It was intense, it was very chaotic.

Another Toronto Rapper Was Killed As He Was Allegedly With Smoke Dawg:

Canadian hip hop artist Murda Beatz, whose real name is Shane Lee Lindstrom, paid homage to Smoke Dawg on Instagram. He also mentioned another Toronto artist that allegedly was killed with Smoke Dawg.

RIP My Brothers Smoke Dawg & Koba.. Love You Guys 4 Life.. Rest Easy.


Noisey News reports that two members of the Toronto rap community were killed. It appears that the two males that were rushed to the hospital were pronounced dead shortly after with one of the men being Smoke Dawg and the other man was a Toronto rapper named Koba Prime. Smoke Dawg, an up-and-coming rapper who was part of the music collective Halal Gang as well as Koba Prime, was from the rap collective Prime. The two groups regularly came together to form supergroup Full Circle.

Drake Paid Tribute To His Friend Smoke Dawg:

Smoke Dawg opened up for him during his 2017 Boy Meets World European tour. In addition, before his death, he praised Drake’s new album on his Instagram page as he was proud of Drake for having a Michael Jackson verse on his album.


Drake posted a heartfelt tribute to Smoke Dawg  in an Instagram Story alongside a photo of the two.

All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating, the 31-year-old “God’s Plan” singer wrote. I wish peace would wash over our city. So much talent and so many stories we never get to see play out. Rest up Smoke.

Rest up Smoke and Koba Prime

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