Rapper Lamar Jackson, aka “Hypo,” was stabbed to death Friday night at a party in East London.
Police and paramedics were called to the scene and found him with stab injuries. The stabbing was the result of a fight breaking out at the event, according to reports.
The emergency services workers pronounced the 39-year-old dead at the scene in the Woodford section.
Jackson is the former boyfriend of singer Emeli Sande and a collaborator with Jamaican DJ Popcaan. Hypo released several tracks over the years, including “Flex On My X,” “First Night” and “No L’s.”
Hypo was part of the influential East London-based Mashtown collective of rappers. He had 23,500 followers on Instagram.
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