Pat Keep has died on the age of 36 after a stabbing in downtown Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, TMZ reported. Though it hasn’t been formally confirmed by police, the Canadian rapper’s brother, Pete Keep, confirmed the demise, which befell Sunday morning, to CBC, the outlet additional reported. Authorities apparently responded to the stunning incident simply after midnight and Pat died from his accidents shortly after being transported to a hospital. As of Sept. 4, there’s reportedly nonetheless been no arrest for the stabbing and authorities are asking anybody with info to come back ahead.
As we ship our consolation to Pat’s household, associates, and followers, discover out extra about him and his budding rap profession beneath.
Pat was recognized for being among the finest battle rappers on the scene.
The rapper, who was from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, would typically battle different rappers on levels by utilizing freestyle, insults, and wordplay, and have become well-liked among the many neighborhood. Regardless of his success, he nonetheless admitted to not having huge connections that would assist him get on “huge media retailers/platforms” and simply hours earlier than his demise, he requested for his followers’ assist with getting extra publicity on his Instagram story.
His success introduced on a reasonably large social media following.
On the time of his demise, Pat had over 70,000 followers on Instagram and over 43,000 followers on Twitter. He would use his pages to advertise his music and beliefs and likewise shared clips of interviews. He would additionally share humorous clips of himself that introduced on plenty of responses from followers.
Drake praised him in a track that dissed The Recreation.
Within the track, which was not too long ago launched, Drake might be heard saying, “Pat Keep’s positively one in every of, if not, one of the best.” The YouTube video of the diss tune, which might be seen above, has over 109K views and makes use of a canopy model of Dido‘s track, “Thank You,” which was additionally utilized in Eminem‘s 2000 track “Stan.” It additionally included praising remarks by Methodology Man and Joe Budden, and inspired The Recreation to a rap battle.
His demise introduced on a number of social media tributes.
“I can moonwalk with metal toe boots on” Relaxation in peace Pat Keep. Battle Rap icon and king. If u know me u know i all the time thought he was one of the best. I’m damage.
— Alchemist Kind Beat (@Alchemist) September 4, 2022
Hip Hop artists like The Alchemist and R.A. The Rugged Man took to Twitter to share their disappointment. “‘I can moonwalk with metal toe boots on’ Relaxation in peace Pat Keep. Battle Rap icon and king. If u know me u know i all the time thought he was one of the best. I’m damage,” Alchemist wrote. R.A. known as him “a really cool particular person and a household man” and despatched “condolences to his family members.”
Pat has children.
The hip hop artist was additionally a father to his five-year-old son Calvin and 10-year-old daughter Alaura. He would generally share pictures and candy messages to them on social media for particular events, like their birthdays. Final week, on Calvin’s birthday, the doting dad shared pictures of him, together with one wherein he was holding him shut, alongside a loving caption.
“Immediately is my finest associates fifth birthday. My actual life tremendous hero, Calvin Royce Keep. I actually imply it once I say I can by no means discover the phrases to really describe how a lot I really like you buddy,” he wrote. “I am keen on you, I love you, you’re a baby but I nonetheless look as much as you. You’re all the things I may have ever dreamed of in a son x1000. I’m consistently in disbelief with how fortunate I’m and the way particular you’re. I shed comfortable tears excited about it and our particular bond, typically. I’m certain I’ll be posting extra movies and pics in my story at this time however for now. Cheers to my twin, my complete 🌎.”