Local rapper Swipey was found dead on 21st August around 1 a.m. near his mother’s house.
Swipey, an 18-year old amateur rapper was shot dead along Parkway Terrace Drive in Suitland, outside his mother’s residence. Even though the exact motive behind his murder has not been determined yet, the police have narrowed the cause of death to aggravated assault.
His agent, Kevin Baldwin, told Heavy that Swipey was shot twice at close range. Even though there have been no confirmed suspects as of yet, Balwin revealed that Swipey had been having a troubled relationship with a girl whom he had briefly dated 6 months ago.
The identity of the girl has not been determined yet. However, Swipey was reportedly seen fighting with her several times before, including a few hours before Swipey was killed.
The girl was always creating problems for the teenage rapper, said Baldwin. She was always playing humiliating pranks on Swipey which involved stealing all his clothes while he was in the shower and posting his naked pictures on the social media.
Here are a few must-know facts about Swipey:
- Swipey’s real name was Douglas Brooks.
- Despite growing up in a difficult and “unstable” home life, Swipey managed to complete high school, reports Hollywood Life.
- He had planned to take up rapping as a profession but only after he gets a degree from Morgan State University.
- He had performed with artists such as Fat Joe and Kevin Baldwin.
- He has a contract with the record label M.O.P3.
- His first mix-tape, “Sorry Not Sorry”, contained 16 songs.
- He released a number of music videos online which has garnered quite a fan following.
- Some of Swipey’s best hits include “Best Friend” and “Dirty”.
The hashtag “RIPSwipey” has been trending after the tragic death of the local rapper. Fans have come out in open support of the rapper.
While one Twitter user wrote “It’s crazy how a fan can feel so close to an artist that we support but never encountered with…. I know the whole DMV hurt #RIPSwipey “, another wrote, “Come on DMV, when this gonna stop? It’s so much talent here, but it’s so hard to make it cause of the hate. #ripswipey”
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