2018 was one of the worst in terms of gun violence in Toronto. A record was made with over 406 shooting incidents reported in the city. Violence has even occurred with people Drake knew and took on as a mentor for such as Smoke Dawg during the “Boy Meets World” tour in the United Kingdom. Drake acknowledged his passing on his Instagram stating
All these gifts and blessed souls and inner lights being extinguished lately is devastating. I wish peace would wash over our cityDrake
Mustafa The Poet even took to his Instagram to share his loss with the world.
In a new short film by Mustafa The Poet, artists such as Gilla, Smiley, Top 5, and Puffy L’Z provide their own experiences with gun violence in the 6ix. They take a trip down memory lane remembering friends and family members that they’ve lost and detailing just how difficult it is to get your family out of the hood. Check out the video below.