Toronto rappers Bvlly & Why-S killed in separate shootings
Two Canadian rappers have been killed in separate shootings on Christmas Eve.
Budding Toronto rapper Bvlly was killed around 3 a.m. this morning in Oshawa, just a week after attending Rolling Loud LA with other Toronto artists like Pressa.
CP24 reports that were linked to Bvlly on social media stated, “Emergency crews were called to Chevron Prince Path, in the Simcoe Street North and Britannia Avenue area just before 3 a.m. for a report of shots fired.” He was pronounced dead at the scene. So far no information has been released about suspects or arrests.
Bvlly released his popular Made In Austria project in September via All Business Music. More recently, Bvlly was featured on the 6ixBuzz playlist, NorthernSound, alongside Duvy and Puffy L’z (“Facts”).
Bvlly was also featured on some big records with 3MFrench including the 5ive Beatz-produced “7am in London.” We covered the pair’s headlining Halloween show in Ottawa hosted by CapCityHipHop back in October.
Earlier this month, Bvlly released the Mack Dizzle-assisted “Jungle” video in support of Made In Austria.
While our social media feed began to fill up with tributes to Bvlly, we were informed that another up-and-coming Toronto artist had been killed late yesterday.
Toronto rapper and BFR affiliate Why-S, who was also featured on the 6ixBuzz playlist, has been linked on social media to news reports coming out of Surrey, BC about a shooting death reported in South Surrey.
“Homicide investigators were called to South Surrey Tuesday morning, where a man was found dead in a home. Surrey RCMP was called to 152 Street near 22nd Avenue just before 9:30 p.m. on Monday.”
Why-S had two big videos this year including the Macadelic-powered “John Wick” which has been viewed more than 230K times to date, and the Orazio-directed “Swag Mine” which has passed the 85K view mark. Why-S was also featured on a huge record a couple of years ago alongside Tallup Twinz and Burna Bandz. The Die Fire Films-directed “My Team” has been viewed more than 4.3 million times since June 2017.
Our condolences go out to the families and friends of both Bvlly and Why-S.