Baltimore rapper Nick Breed has died. He was 24.
The up-and-coming artist was shot in his hometown's Allendale neighborhood on Oct. 21. According to the Baltimore Sun, he was taken on Sunday evening to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center and pronounced dead soon thereafter.
Friends and family of Breed, whose real name was Dominic Grant, said he was an inspirational rapper who was looking to show children in his neighborhood of Edmondson Village that it was possible to make a way.
"That’s all he wanted to do,” his sister Ebony Palmer told the Sun. “He just wanted to bring it back to the city and help the city. He wanted kids to know that you can still be something.”
That view was echoed by other people who knew the rapper.
“He tried so hard to tell the truth,” Grant's girlfriend Jordan Frink told the paper. “He was not an average Baltimore rapper. He didn’t pick up a pen and paper to try to make money. He rapped because he had a gift.”
Baltimore County group Creek Boyz shared a tribute to the late rapper on their Instagram.
Breed's death is one of 40 homicides in the city in the last month. The rapper's most-recent release was a remix of Ella Mai's "Boo'd Up."