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Drake pays tribute to rapper killed in Toronto

Smoke Dawg was shot and killed in Toronto.

Tributes have been paid to the Canadian rapper on social media following a triple shooting outside a club on Saturday night.

Drake and Late Rapper Smoke-Dawg. Photo: HipHop-N-More

Drake wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of the 21-year-old, whose real name is Jahvante Smart “I wish peace would wash over our city,” so much talent and so many stories we never got to see play out. Rest up Smoke,”

The rapper toured Europe with Drake during his 2017 Boy Meets World tour, and has previously collaborated with Skepta on Overseas.

Police confirmed that Smoke Dawg and 28-year-old Koba Prime, real name Ernest Modekwe, were killed on Saturday.

A third person was injured in the shooting, with an unnamed woman expected to recover from her injuries.

A statement from Smoke Dawg’s family said “Jahvante touched the lives of many fans not only in Toronto but around the world,”Music was able to let him travel the world and chase his dream of becoming a super star.”

Murda Beatz, who produced Drake’s Nice For What, posted about losing his “brothers”.

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