Little more than a year after delivering his debut album, GRASSWAYZ, CP24 reports that Toronto-based rapper Duvy has been arrested. The 21-year-old was taken into custody in connection with a 2022 fatal shooting in the city's North York area. Police reports claim that on October 6, officers responded to a call at 5 Needle Firway around 1:40 PM. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene and has since been identified as 28-year-old Osman Bangura.
Duvy appeared in court earlier today (May 27), but no further updates are available at this time. Investigating authorities are asking anyone with information to consider coming forward or contact Crime Stoppers anonymously. If the rising star did commit the crime, it would've taken place months after his 12-track, almost featureless debut hit DSPs. At the time, titles like "Clear the Spot," "Shlime Talk," and "Nightmare Z" were helping him make a name for himself amongst the other artists coming up out of the 6ix.
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Duvy Charged in Osman Bangura's 2022 Death
The only artist to appear on GRASSWAYZ alongside Duvy is Vory, who joined him for the opening track, "Thugz Don't Cry." Speaking with Complex about his album (which is based on his childhood), the former said, "It's is a lot like every other neighborhood. It's dangerous. There's a lot of ups and downs. You see a lot of people change. But if you're not from there, the only thing I would tell you is not to come here. You know what I mean?"
Prior to his arrest, the "Barcelona" lyricist had been delivering heat in 2023 as well. He teamed up with Waveroom and SDawg17shit for "Bloody Mary," shared a solo effort, "Ladders," and dropped off the deluxe cut of How Did I End Up Here in between. It remains unclear what the next steps in the ongoing murder investigation are, but the news certainly puts a hold on any big plans the Canadian may have had for the upcoming summer months. Were you a fan of Duvy's debut GRASSWAYZ album? Let us know in the comments, or if you haven't tuned in yet, check it out at the link below.
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