Online tributes have been pouring in for a well-known Dartmouth, N.S. rapper, after a fatal stabbing on the Halifax waterfront early Sunday morning.
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Halifax Regional Police officers were called to the 1600-block of Lower Water Street shortly after 12:30 a.m. for a report of someone with a weapon.
When they arrived, they found a male victim with apparent stab wounds.
He was rushed to hospital, but died of his injuries.
Investigators have not released any details of a possible suspect, but say there is no immediate threat to the general public.
‘On his way to a bright future’
While police have not identified the victim, friends and the music community have been paying tribute to Pat Stay, a successful battle rapper.
A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for his family called Stay an “an honourable man who was on his way to a bright future.”
During an interview with Global News Morning in September 2020 to promote a hip hop fundraising concert for mental health, Stay described battle rap as his passion.
“Battle rap is kind of like, I would say, spoken word poetry mixed with a roasting session in rhyme form,” he said.
“Coming up, as a young man, I was always a class clown and always, you know, one of those guys and it just kind of fit my personality. And I took it from from Halifax to Toronto and then all over the world, literally all over the world. And it’s amazing.”
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Stay had just released his latest track on Friday
With a file from The Canadian Press
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