New Year’s Eve in Rotterdam did not end as expected. The last day of the year concluded with the death of a rising Dutch rapper.
Rabat – Moroccan-Dutch rapper Faisal Lensih, known as Feis, was killed at 5:15 AM in Nieuwe Binnenweg neighborhood, in Rotterdam.
The 34-year-old rapper was shot by a group of people who fled the scene. The victim died at the hospital shortly after the incident.
Dutch media reported that a 31-year-old man was also hit in the shooting, and he is currently hospitalized.
Dutch police arrested seven suspects, including four men between the ages of 36 and 45, two women aged 32 and 59, and a 15-year-old girl.
Police fired off warning shots before arresting seven individuals on Heemraadsplein, about half a kilometer from the scene.
Feis released his first solo album in 2014, followed by a second album at the end of 2015.
Dutch radio presenter Giel Beelen called the killing “a loss for Dutch hip-hop.”
Zo dat is gelijk ff schrikken met Feis https://t.co/eHku0nliHa #rip sterkte voor de naaste vrienden en familie ? Een gemis voor de Nederlandse Hiphop ? Hele vette 101 sessies. Die superman dus. ? https://t.co/6AawyGeOlE pic.twitter.com/cdW5smLyKh
— Giel Beelen (@Giels) January 1, 2019
Like Beelen, many members of the Dutch music community tweeted about the killing, expressing sadness, shock, and anger.