Black the Ripper passed away last night.
North London rapper Black the Ripper has died at age 32. The news broke last night with tributes pouring in from the likes of Chip, Dave, Novelist and many others. Black the Ripper, real name Dean West, had been a staple in London’s rap scene for well over a decade and was known for being a prominent advocate of marijuana legalisation in the UK and his clothing line Dank of England, as well as his music. At the time of publication West’s cause of death has not been revealed.
I can’t believe the news I’ve just got.
I had good times with you cuz.
Everyone’s gonna miss you.
Rest in peace Black the ripper.
— Novelist (@Novelist) April 6, 2020
💔 RIP my brother. pic.twitter.com/uxGBsVMUUn
— Chip (@OfficialChip) April 6, 2020
This is all just so mad man. RIP Black The Ripper 🙏🏽
— Yungen (@YungenPlayDirty) April 6, 2020