The life of a rapper has its pros and cons, as it is never smooth sailing for anyone in the world of Hip-Hop. While there is certainly a lot of money and fame that comes with being a rapper, there is also the risk of gang warfare that ends in their deaths. It seems that has happened recently to a teenage rapper in Sweden.

According to the New York Post, Nils “Einar” Gronberg, an award-winning Swedish rapper with millions of music platform streams, was shot multiple times on Thursday night in Stockholm. He was only 19 years of age in what officials believe was a gang-related incident.

Einar was said to have been “shot dead instantly” by a shower of bullets fired in the upscale suburb of Hammarby Sjostad. Swedish National Police Board spokesman Ola Osterling told the Swedish news agency TT of this fact.

“A young life has been extinguished, and I understand that he meant a lot to many young people. It is tragic,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven also told the local outlet.

According to the Associated Press, no one has been arrested as of yet. However, police officials are currently looking into two people who are the prime suspects in the shooting. The rapper’s murder is being investigated as gang-related according to authorities.

Many of Einar’s songs reference a life of crime, including drugs and weapons. He had public feuds with rival artist Yasin, who in July was jailed for 10 months for his role in a planned kidnapping of Einar in 2020. He was beaten, robbed, photographed in humiliating conditions and blackmailed.

Einar rose to fame at 16 when his song “Katten i trakten,” from his debut album “Forsta klass,” topped the Swedish charts in 2019. The song had more than 8 million views on YouTube. He went on to release four albums and even earned several Swedish Grammys and other awards, including an international song of the year award in 2019. We would like to offer our deepest condolences to Einar’s family and friends during this tragic time.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet has been a massive fan of professional wrestling for over 22 years, since the early days of the Monday Night Wars. Aside from wrestling, he also is into TV shows, movies, Anime, novels and a lot of music.

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