Rapper Tdott Woo shot, killed outside Canarsie home

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Police investigate the scene of the fatal shooting of rapper Tdott Woo in Canarsie.
Lloyd Mitchell

A gunman fatally shot local rapper Tdott Woo outside his Canarsie home on Tuesday afternoon.

The rising star, widely known for creating the viral Woo Walk dance, was shot in the head at about 2:22 pm Tuesday afternoon outside his home on Avenue L in Canarsie. The 22-year-old star, whose birth name was Tahjay Dobson, was taken to Brookdale Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police say. No suspects have yet been identified and it’s unclear what may have prompted the shooting.

Just hours earlier, Tdott Woo had signed a recording contract with Million Dollar Music, the company had announced on Instagram.

“Just know his legacy will always live, from his laugh to the dance everyone across the world does,” the company said in an Instagram post following news of his death. “Some of us know him a friend, brother, cousin or just a fan but we all come together to tell you FLY HIGH.”

Tdott Woo.Photo via Tdott Woo’s Instagram

The rapper, a noted proponent of Brooklyn’s drill scene, had just returned on Monday from Los Angeles, where he had been shooting a music video, his grandmother told the Daily News.

Tdott was known to be a friend of Pop Smoke, the vaunted Canarsie rapper who was fatally gunned down in Los Angeles in Feb. 2020, when he was just 20-years-old.

Tdott’s death came just days after another rising Brooklyn drill artist, Nas Blixky, was left in critical condition after being shot in the head.

As violence continues to befall Brooklyn’s hip hop community, some are calling for young stars to tone down their diss tracks, with an eye towards their personal safety.

“All these young n—-s, they got heat, I ain’t gon’ lie,” Flatbush rapper 22Gz told HipHopDX last month. “They got heat. They doing they thing. Just gotta dumb they dissin’ down cause n—-s don’t hear you, n—-s straight hear the dissin’ and say f–k the whole song, ya heard?”

Meanwhile, Hot97’s DJ Drewski says that he will no longer play any “diss/gang music” that he feels is playing a part in the outbreak of violence among Brooklyn’s young rap scene.

“If ya dissing each other in the songs, don’t even send it to me,” Drewski said in an Instagram story. “If you make drill music, there are a lot of drill songs without dissing your opps or smokin on your opps! Step up your pen game and creativity! No reason why every week someone is getting locked up or killed. I can’t change the world, but I can stop supporting the nonsense.”