North London rap artist has died...

Influential UK rap artist Black The Ripper has died.

News of his passing broke overnight, and mystery currently surroundings the cause and circumstances of his passing.

There's no mystery about the impact of his life and work - an enormously influential figure, he carved out his own lane, developing a unique sound.

Informed by UK hip-hop and grime, his work extended into Dank Of England, a record label / entrepreneurial hub that rejected the status quo.

A hugely influential figure, he will certainly be missed - find some tributes below.

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