A New York Metropolis rapper was shot and killed in his native Brooklyn this week, reportedly simply hours after signing a recording contract.
Tdott Woo, born Tahjay Dobson, had simply signed to Million Greenback Music when he was fatally shot within the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn on Tuesday afternoon, in keeping with NYPD officers, who confirmed the capturing to PEOPLE.
Dobson was shot within the head and transported to Brookdale College Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless.
“I couldn’t even get sleep final night time,” Dobson’s grandmother tearfully advised The New York Daily News. “He was a very good, good child. … He cherished singing and dancing and all that. He had a ardour for music.”
The rapper’s grandmother requested to not be recognized, noting that the capturing occurred outdoors of her home. She mentioned she heard 4 pictures.
“It looks as if anyone known as him, and he went outdoors,” she advised the newspaper. “I hear the 4 pictures, three in his again and one in his head, I feel. It was growth, growth, growth, growth, very fast fast pictures.”
“I used to be questioning, and I mentioned, ‘No, that’s too near house, the capturing must be close to right here,’” she mentioned. “Then I discovered it’s my grandson that obtained shot, he died within the hospital.”
The grieving relative added that she noticed her grandson mendacity in entrance of her house, dying. “He was bleeding out,” she mentioned. “He was on the market alone, and I began to cry and name 911.”
Woo, 22, was a buddy and affiliate of Pop Smoke, one other Brooklyn rapper, who was shot and killed throughout a house invasion in Los Angeles in February 2020. Woo had himself simply returned from L.A., the place he was capturing his first main music video.
Following Woo’s loss of life, the label paid tribute to him in a photograph gallery, posting on Instagram: “It’s an honor to stay your buddy till your final moments. Your reminiscences will all the time stick with us irrespective of the place we go and what we do. Sleep in peace. #LongLiveTdott.”
Dobson’s grandmother known as the shooters — who’re nonetheless being sought by NYPD after fleeing in a darkish SUV — “depraved.”
“They don’t have any guts, they usually should cease it and the federal government should take them off the road,” she mentioned. “They have to cease it. It’s not good for the neighborhood. You possibly can’t simply come and kill individuals like birds. Come on.”
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