Unexpected news concerning New York rapper Edot Baby circulated on Thursday, November 3, 2022. The rumors were subsequently proven to be true, as the adolescent rapper from Harlem, New York City, died after apparently committing suicide. However, verification of the details and reason remains pending.
Edot Baby, real name Edward Johnson, was a Harlem drill rapper. He was born in Sugar Hill, a small neighborhood in Harlem, New York. Sugar Hill is located between Broadway McDonald’s and Harlem’s Rucker Park. The young artist’s career began in 2020, and he was only 17 years old when he unexpectedly died.
A Harlem Drill Rapper Edot Baby Died in an Apparent Suicide
Edward Johnson’s death has been confirmed, although the cause of death has not been disclosed. The 17-year-old artist committed suicide by shooting himself. The rapper died as the result of a self-inflicted head wound.
The rapper from Harlem was brought to the hospital, but he did not survive. At the same time, several sources speculated that the rapper died as a result of an overdose. However, Edot Baby’s relatives have yet to issue a statement on the terrible incident.
Thus, among suicide theories, the specifics of Edward Johnson’s untimely death remain unknown. Many netizens were taken aback by the sudden news, and they began pouring tributes to the deceased kid. Here are some of the Twitter reactions to Edot Baby’s untimely death:
tired of hearing about YOUNG black ppl on my time line takin their own lives… RIP edot baby, black mental health matters fr. it’s time for the black community to take this shi seriously.
— 🏽 (@xogossippggirl) November 4, 2022
Waking up and seeing Edot Baby passed away😐 pic.twitter.com/4XdbOXZQSp
— K E N O (@Keno4L) November 4, 2022
RIP Edot baby ! I love you little bro. Thank you for trusting me with your career and to be in your life. It was an honor. The headache u gave me was worth. 💔💔💔💔❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/Z6EHfjgOQG
— Slim Dollars (@SlimDollars) November 4, 2022
rip edot baby this shit hit hard bro was my man’s before the rapping shit
— clutch (@MistaClutchh) November 4, 2022
RIP Edot baby can’t believe he took his own life this shit is just tragic 💔 these super talented young black men just dying on a daily it’s truly heartbreaking
— babyg.ro (@babyg_ro) November 4, 2022
On a serious note we don’t play bout mental Health on this platform so we’re sending nothing but prayers to #Edotbaby a buzzing 17 year old rapper from Harlem and his family. it was reported that #Edotbaby committed suicide today 🥲 make sure y’all check on your peoples pic.twitter.com/8deZfW9Xsw
— Ogs.worldwide (@0gsworldwide) November 4, 2022
Lil Edot this hurts my heart baby boy from the start you were the star you made a way for everybody let everybody eat off your plate & shared your light with the gang this wasn’t the plan for you I don’t even know what to say but I love you man pic.twitter.com/BEcnWUUVGB
— hearttheartist (@hearttheartistt) November 4, 2022
Rip edot baby bro wtf I was just bumping his music wtf
— J ꪖ y ✭ (@sincerelyJayz) November 4, 2022
For those who are unaware, the 17-year-old New York rapper’s debut track Ready 4 War was released in 2020. Johnson was 15 at the time of his release and gained universal acclaim.
In his career, the Harlem drill rapper released three EPs, two of which were published in 2022. Ride The O and Friday Night are two of his most well-known songs.
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Unfortunately, Edot Baby’s untimely death is the second this week, following the untimely loss of Migos member Takeoff. On Tuesday, November 1, the 28-year-old rapper was killed down at a private event at Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling.
Takeoff was playing dice with his uncle and another Migos member, Quavo (Quavious Marshall) when a dispute erupted. It was followed by a shooting in which Takeoff, nicknamed Kirshnik Khari Ball, was killed while the other Migos member escaped unscathed.
The rapper was rushed to the hospital but later died. A video of Quavo kneeling by what looked to be Takeoff’s still body circulated online as well. In the leaked footage, Quavious Marshall can be seen pleading for rescue.
The rapper died at the age of 17 years. On November 4, 2022, OnSmash announced his death. Edot has been reported to have shot himself in the head, according to his sister and manager. Some blame it on an overdose. Suicide was thought to be the cause of the death of the Edot Baby.
Edot distinguishes himself from other musicians with his smooth vocals that move to the beat and make it appear as if he’s singing the rhyme.
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