Shock and disbelief are the best words to describe how fans and relatives of up and coming rap artist Kampane felt as news of his gruesome and untimely death spread across the Internet this week. By all accounts, the 33-year-old lyricist was a positive and upbeat rising star making all the right moves to break on to the music scene before he was killed.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli said the New York born rapper's death is being investigated as a homicide. Kampane, whose real name is Rhian Stoute, was discovered in the back of an abandoned Black Chevy Tahoe with New York license plates on Tuesday morning. Police are not saying how long the vehicle and body were there or what led them to the car, which was found abandoned on Village Circle West, a quiet street in Paramus.