Manchester rapper killed in brutal attack
Dale Deezy was an up and coming rapper
A young rapper has been killed after a brutal attack last night.
The 20-year-old rapper, Dale Gordon, was well-known as an example of aspiring Northern talent, having featured at Somerset House in London, under the stage name Dale Deezy.
Dale was found by police at Netherbury Close, Gorton at 10.15pm on Saturday in serious condition. He later passed away in hospital.
According to reports, Dale was punched and kicked in a “sustained attack”.
Two men were seen reversing from the street in a silver or grey car, which may have been a hatchback.
Police are now hunting for these suspects, whom Dale is believed to have met at the scene on a moped.
One of the two men is described as dark-skinned, 6ft tall, mid-20s, athletic, and wearing two grey hoodies on top of each other, the bottom one lighter, with the hoods up.
The other man was black, also 6ft tall and in his mid-20s, with a dark coloured top.
A member of the Greater Manchester Police said: “This was a brutal and sustained attack, which appears to have been unprovoked. The victim was punched and kicked to the ground.
“This wasn’t a quick, spur of the moment altercation. They were there long enough for people to see what was going on.
“He has sadly succumbed to his injuries.”
Now, tributes are pouring in to mourn Dale’s loss.
A Facebook page ‘R.I.P Dale Gordon – Deezy’ has been set up, with over 480 likes already.
Its description reads: “Dale was a lovely lad and didn’t deserve what happened last night.
“Thoughts are with all of his family and friends. Heaven’s gained another beautiful angel!”
One person wrote on the page: “I’m still in shock… such a talented young guy with an amazing voice, watching the vids posted on FB brings tears to my eyes! Rest in paradise Dale Deezy! Thoughts are with your family, God only takes the very best.”
Another posted: “RIP Dale. Gone but never ever forgotten. Don’t seem real.”
Outside of the Facebook page, rapper Kapital KO said: “The streets have just taken another young male of mine. Why the people insist on this way of life it only leads to death. RIP Dale Deezy.”
Zanesha Edwards, who has been retweeting messages paying tribute to the rapper, said: “Deezy had so much potential. I rated him so much. Used to show everyone his video when asked about artists from Manchester. Lovely guy too. R.I.P”
Record label Virus Syndicate have also been retweeting tributes. Going further, they have been trying to get one of Dale’s videos to go viral.
Posting on their Twitter page, they said: “Let’s get Deezy trending and share his video. #RIPDEEZY”