ributes have been paid to a particularly gifted rapper and pop who was shot lifeless by a block of flats in Kensington.
Maximillian Kusi-Owusu, 29, was discovered struggling gunshot wounds by police arriving at Kensington High Street shortly after 2am on Sunday.
Max, often known as extremely influential drill rapper M Lo, was a father to 2 “devastated” daughters, household mates mentioned on Monday.
The rapper, in his 20s, was rushed to a central London hospital the place he died shortly after 5.30am.
A household pal informed The Customary: “Fame by no means modified Max. He’s a really easy, energetic and down-to-earth human being.
“He was extraordinarily gifted musically, I’m certain his music will reside on for so long as we’re right here.
“He is aware of nothing else apart from to look out for his family and friends and most significantly his daughter who he would do something on this world for.
“Our group of shut mates, his instant household, his associates are all going to be in bits after having to take this loss.
He added: “[Fame] made him extra thrilling as a person. He needed to indicate the world his personal spin on issues. All of us got here from nothing constructing a brotherhood and making music collectively was the boy’s approach out.
“It’s a disgrace it hasn’t ended the way in which all of us deliberate.”
The rapper, who had hits similar to 2016’s Designer and Ache appeal to over one million listens every on Spotify and YouTube, was a part of the drill collective £R primarily based in south Kilburn.
Simply weeks in the past he had launched Maintain It With Me with long-term collaborator C-Biz following on from his “excessive power” LP Lo Jams in 2020.
His followers took to social media to announce their devastation on the loss to the music world.
One wrote: “What a joke although, he was gonna begin releasing once more this month RIP.”
A relative tweeted: “I’m misplaced for phrases, that’s one in all my members of the family as properly that I haven’t seen in years, heartbreaking RIP Max.”
One other fan feared reprisals for the demise, including: “Simply learn M Lo was killed final evening. RIP. The streets love no person, all these killings have to cease. When will the tit for tat finish? One other younger brother misplaced to the sport.”
A autopsy examination will likely be scheduled sooner or later.
A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of homicide, Scotland Yard mentioned in an announcement. He was subsequently launched underneath investigation whereas enquiries proceed.
The sufferer’s subsequent of kin have been knowledgeable and are being supported by specifically educated officers.
The demise got here after drill artist Takayo Nembhard, 21, was knifed under the Westway flyover close to Ladbroke Grove station at around 8pm during Notting Hill Carnival last Monday with hundreds of people close by.
Anybody with info that would help police is requested to name 101 or tweet @MetCC giving the reference 824/04SEP.