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 loss of life, which came about 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 data to return ahead.
As we ship our consolation to Pat’s household, pals, and followers, discover out extra about him and his budding rap profession under.
Pat was identified for being among the best battle rappers on the scene.
The rapper, who was from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, would typically battle different rappers on phases by utilizing freestyle, insults, and wordplay, and have become standard among the many group. Regardless of his success, he nonetheless admitted to not having massive connections that might assist him get on “massive media retailers/platforms” and simply hours earlier than his loss of life, he requested for his followers’ assist with getting extra publicity on his Instagram story.
His success introduced on a pretty big social media following.
On the time of his loss of life, 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 quite a lot of responses from followers.
Drake praised him in a track that dissed The Recreation.
Within the track, which was just lately launched, Drake will be heard saying, “Pat Keep’s undoubtedly certainly one of, if not, one of the best.” The YouTube video of the diss tune, which will be seen above, has over 109K views and makes use of a canopy model of Dido‘s track, “Thank You,” which was additionally used 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 loss of life 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 Sort Beat (@Alchemist) September 4, 2022
Hip Hop artists like The Alchemist and R.A. The Rugged Man took to Twitter to share their unhappiness. “‘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. referred to as him “a really cool individual 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 during which he was holding him shut, alongside a loving caption.
“Right this moment is my greatest pals fifth birthday. My actual life tremendous hero, Calvin Royce Keep. I actually imply it after I say I can by no means discover the phrases to really describe how a lot I 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 every thing I might have ever dreamed of in a son x1000. I’m continuously in disbelief with how fortunate I’m and the way particular you might be. I shed comfortable tears desirous about it and our particular bond, typically. I’m positive I’ll be posting extra movies and pics in my story right now however for now. Cheers to my twin, my entire 🌎.”