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Rising NYC Rapper TDott Woo Is Gunned Down Outside Home Hours After Signing Record Contract
“It’s an honor to remain your friend until your last moments,” Million Dollar Music wrote in a tribute to the slain rapper, whose real name was Tahjay Dobson, just hours after they had announced his record signing. “Your memories will always stay with us no matter where we go & what we do. Sleep in peace.”
Up-and-coming New York City rapper TDott Woo was shot to death in a Brooklyn neighborhood, just hours after signing a record contract with Million Dollar Music.
Det. Annette Shelton, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department, confirmed to Oxygen.com that Tdott Woo, whose real name was Tahjay Dobson, was killed Tuesday at 2:22 p.m. by a gunshot to the head.
Emergency responders arrived to find the 22-year-old shot outside his Brooklyn home. He was rushed to the Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.
Shelton said the investigation “remains ongoing” and no arrests have been made.
TDott Woo—who is credited with inventing the viral dance move known as the Woo Walk—had just signed a contract with Million Dollar Music. The label announced the signing hours before his death, referring to him as an “official artist.”
“And the journey begins,” they wrote at the time, according to Complex.
The recording label later celebrated the slain rapper’s life in a tribute on Instagram.
“It’s an honor to remain your friend until your last moments,” it read. “Your memories will always stay with us no matter where we go & what we do. Sleep in peace.”
“Just know his legacy will always live, from his laugh to the dance everyone across the world does, some of us know him a friend, brother, cousin or just a fan but we all come together to tell you FLY HIGH,” the tribute concluded.
Woo was friends with rapper Pop Smoke—who was killed in Los Angeles in 2020—and rose to prominence in the rap scene after appearing in videos by Pop Smoke and Fivio Foreign, The New York Post reports.
His grandmother, who asked not to be publicly identified, told The New York Daily News, that she heard four shots Tuesday afternoon.
“It seems like somebody called him and he went outside,” she said. “I hear the four shots, three in his back and one in his head I think. It was boom, boom, boom, boom, very quick rapid shots.”
She looked outside and discovered her grandson on the ground outside the home.
“He was bleeding out,” she said. “He was out there alone, and I started to cry and call 911.”
She described her grandson as a “good kid” who “loved singing and dancing and all that.”
She told the news outlet she believed the suspect or suspects who took his life were “wicked.”
“They have no guts, and they must stop it and the government must take them off the street,” she said. “They must stop it. It’s not good for the neighborhood. You can’t just come and kill people like birds. Come on.”