'Won't Ever Be The Same': Annapolis Mourns Rapper Tre Da Kid

June 10, 2019

By Scott Gelman

Family members, friends and fans of rapper Edward Montre Seay, known as Tre Da Kid, spent the weekend honoring the slain artist on social media.

The rapper, 32, was killed Friday night. Annapolis Police discovered a car involved in a single-vehicle crash at Forest Drive and South Cherry Grove Avenue after responding to reports of gunshots. Tre Da Kid was pronounced dead at the scene.

“I [won’t] ever be the same again,” Comacell Brown Jr. wrote in Facebook post. “The only friend I had who could make me smile or laugh even if I was pissed. The only friend I got upset at when I didn’t talk to or see him for a while.”

(Related: Rapper Tre Da Kid Found Dead in Annapolis)

Tre Da Kid burst onto the music scene in 2016, when he participated in and won the Freestyle 50 Challenge, a contest that crowns the top freestyle rapper in the country. He came out on top in a field of 1,000 other rappers and secured a record deal as a result.

A year later, his single “Run It” debuted.

“He had a rep as the funny guy who always had a rapping rhyme,” a 2016 Capital Gazette piece profiling the rapper read.

Tre Da Kid was scheduled to appear Friday night from 10 a.m. to 2 a.m. at The ONE Sports Bar & Lounge. He tweeted a flier promoting the performance Wednesday.

The rapper’s most recent release came in March, when the album “TDK: Titles Define Kings,” made its debut. It featured 13 new songs.

Crystal Raquel in a Facebook post recalled Tre Da Kid’s final words to her.

“I will always remember your last word’s to me, “Continue to stay focused on the Blessings you have and the Blessings coming your way. You will get through it all so don’t give up, you have a beautiful smile and beautiful soul,” the post said.

In an Instagram post, one fan hoped Tre Da Kid’s death serves as a wake up call.

“We have to do better...together,” TJ Smith wrote. “Too many of US have felt this pain.”

WPGC’s DJ Reddz wrote on Instagram, “Reunited w/your Moms & your Pops NOW. Rest in piece.”

The rapper joined the Joe Clair Morning Show in April 2017.

Police are still searching for the suspect and a motive.

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