Brooklyn rapper TDott Woo has passed away after being shot in Canarsie, Brooklyn on Tuesday (February 1), just hours after inking his first record deal.
The 22-year-old artist and dancer (real name Tahjay Dobson) was struck in the head and left knee during a drive-by shooting in the neighbourhood where he grew at about 2:20pm on Tuesday, police said.
TDott was then taken to Brookdale Hospital Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
“He was a good, good kid,” Dobson’s grandmother told the New York Daily News. “He loved singing and dancing and all that. He had a passion for music.”
TDott Woo had signed a deal with Million Dollar Music just hours before his death, according to their social media.
The label described Dobson as a “rising star” and said “he rose to prominence for his ‘Woo Walk’ from a community whose drill music has and continues to electrify the world”.
Paying tribute to Dobson, Million Dollar Music said: “It’s an honour to remain your friend until your last moments. Your memories will always stay with us no matter where we go & what we do. Sleep in peace. #LongLiveTDott. Just know his legacy will always live, from his laugh to the dance everyone across the world does, some of us know him a friend, brother, cousin or just a fan but we all come together to tell you fly high.”
Writing on Instagram, Foreign said: “Imma miss you forever baby boy. You was the prince of this city. Long Live Prince T Dot. I love you gang. Like forever watch over me like you always do.”
You can see a selection of tributes to TDott Woo below.
💙💙💙💙💔💔💔💔❤️🩹❤️🩹❤️🩹❤️🩹🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊🕊RIP @TDOTTWOO HEART HURTS I NEVER LIKE SEEING A YOUNG KING GET TAKEN AWAY SO EARLY AND SOO YOUNG SLEEP IN PEACE YOU WILL BE MISSED DEARLY AKA MR SPINET #RIPTDOTTWOO #FUCKAHATER
— PINKPASSION27 (@PINKPASSION77) February 3, 2022