Kiing Shooter Wiki – Kiing Shooter Bio
Kiing Shooter, whose real name is William Daniels, was a rapper associated with Dave East and a Queens native, reportedly died at the age of 24 on May 5, 2020. Shooter signed with Nas and Jungle’s Street Dream Records. HipHopDX confirmed that Kiing Shooter had passed away after he allegedly succumbed to his battle against the coronavirus.
Kiing Shooter Career
He first rose to fame in 2017 after appearing on multiple songs with Harlem rapper Dave East. Their first single, “They Say,” was released in June 2018. Their first major release was in August 2018, Fucc the Doubters, which hit 148 on the Billboard 200. A second EP, No Turning Bacc, came out in April. 2019’s Kiing’s first album, Still Outside, was released in March 2020. The rapper had been uploading music to his official SoundCloud page since 2016. His art has been compared to rappers like Jay Critch, Dave East, and Don Q, and he’s known for his aggressive rap style. It is known for its crippling bars that are putting sights and sounds of East Coast culture on their music. Dave East said in a 2016 interview with Revolt.tv that Kiing Shooter was the only rapper to keep close to him. In August 2019, East, a Harlem native, and Daniels collaborated on a remix of the Pop Smoke song, “Welcome to the Party.”
Kiing Shooter Vigil
On Tuesday May 5 after his death was announced, Patch Queens reported that the NYPD had interrupted an unofficial vigil for the rapper at the Queensbridge Houses around 2 p.m. The website said around 75 people had turned up at the event at 40th Avenue and 10th Street. The New York Post reported that the number is approaching 50 people.
At least 30, maybe 40 cops plus special operations are crowded in Queensbridge Park, plus 20 cop cars and a couple of helicopters. They closed the park. Apparently a group of people are congregated.
Why does everything have to be a huge show of force?? #NYPD pic.twitter.com/A0orWvTqtv
— CJ Wojtkowski 정 (@Tellythecairn) May 5, 2020
Kiing Shooter Death & Cause
Kiing died at age 24 on May 5, 2020. Big Twins, real name Jamal Abdul Raheem, told Hip Hop that DX confirmed that Daniels had been hospitalized due to liver problems. In the same interview, Raheem referred to Daniels as “one of the types of news coming up in Queensbridge.” On April 24, he shared a photo of a hospital bed mentioning his alcohol problems. “This cannot be life,” he wrote. “I said Henny was stronger than Rona who I don’t know was that strong. No more drinks for me.” Raheem added that Daniels had just signed with legendary rapper Street Dream Records, Nas’s label. Raheem said Daniels’ music was starting to get thousands of views on YouTube and that he was the “next” to represent Queensbridge.
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