Canadian rapper Bad News Brown murdered in Montreal
Monday, February 14, 2011
Oliver Lapointe, a police spokesman, said Frappier's upper body had "clear signs of violence". He added "We do not know the motive and we have no witnesses."
Henry Gelot, Frappier's manager, released a statement saying "Bad News Brown's death is a great loss for the entire hip-hop and music community in Quebec. In addition to being one of the first rappers from Quebec to reach international acclaim, Bad News Brown has certainly left a mark on everyone who knew him."
Frappier was born on the island of Haiti. He moved to Canada when still young and was adopted by a family from Montreal. He started his career as a street busker and performed in several Montreal Metro stations. According to his page he later became an opening act for several major stars including , , and . Born 2 Sin, Frappier's first album, was released a year ago.
Fans have also paid tribute to Frappier through his Facebook page. One person commented "Your sounds will flow for eternity."