Rapper Nick Breed preached non-violence but became a Baltimore murder victim
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A well-known Baltimore rapper is gunned down just a few feet away from his grandmother’s porch. Now, the search is on for Nick Breed’s killer as his family grieves.
Baltimore City Police say they found Nick on the street shot multiple times. His songs preached against violence, but he’s now one of the city’s latest homicide victims.
Twenty-four-year-old rapper Nick Breed, whose real name is Dominic Gant, was shot and killed Sunday night, Oct. 21, on Normandy Avenue in the Edmondson Village area.
It is the same street where he grew up, the same block where family members wept Tuesday afternoon.
Ebony Palmer, Gant’s sister, said her younger brother was more like a son.
"They really took him, they took a big part of me. Like, I'm tired, I'm tired of the killing, I'm tired of everything. I just want my brother back. I just know I'm never going to get my brother back,” said Gant, as tears rolled down her cheeks.
Nick Breed used his music and social media to advocate non-violence in a city that’s currently fighting a violent crime wave.
Just recently, radio station 92Q featured Gant on the “No Ghostwriter” series—a big score for rappers on the rise in the city. Friends and on-air personalities are rocked by the rapper’s death.
“Damn, man. It’s like, what are we doing? Another rapper that was aspiring to be someone - gone,” said Levardis “Lil Black” Mclaughlin, production director and on-air personality at the station.
Jordan Frink, Gant’s girlfriend, said the rapper had recently become involved with church and was finding faith in God. It spread to his music.
His life, now cut short, leaves a big question for loved ones: Why did it happen?
"You can't come from bad to good and the bad don't haunt you,” said Frink. “It don't work like that. So, he did, he went to a better place, but his past just caught up with him."
Anyone who has information about the shooting is urged to call police. You can contact Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP. You can remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward.