Up-and-coming rapper Nick Blixky was shot to death on Sunday night in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, police said. He was 21.
Cops from the 71st Precinct found the young rapper, whose real name is Nickalus Thompson, unconscious and unresponsive with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest and buttocks on Winthrop Street by Rogers Avenue at about 9:30 pm, authorities said.
First responders rushed Thompson to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival, officials said.
Thompson, a Jamaican-American rapper from East Flatbush, was about to debut a catalog of new music entitled, “Different Timin,” to be released on June 3.
Thompson has released singles called “Drive the Boat,” and “Change Gears,” in which he raps about life on the city streets and his relationships.
In an unrelated case, a 41-year-old man was found stabbed to death in a Brighton Beach home early Sunday morning.
The victim, whom police had not identified by Monday morning, was found dead inside a building on Brighton Third Street by police from the 60th Precinct. Emergency responders pronounced him dead at the scene.
Anyone with information in regards to either homicide is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS or for Spanish, 888-57-PISTA. You can also submit tips online at nypdcrimestoppers.com, or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls and messages are kept confidential.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.