Hypo, a London rapper, was fatally stabbed during a Jubilee Bank Holiday party in Redbridge. Shortly before he died, the rapper, who was a previous boyfriend of singer Emeli Sandé, videotaped himself arriving at the event.
Paramedics battle to save his life in horrifying footage uploaded on social media. Other visitors may have filmed him being stabbed, and some may have accidentally captured the attack on their phones, according to police. They’ve asked anyone with video or information to contact them.
Hypo, who was in his 30s, died near Ashton Town Playing Fields in Chigwell Road, Woodford Green, shortly after midnight on June 3. He and his twin sister just celebrated their birthdays, and he is said to have recently gotten engaged.
He is shown arriving by automobile at the Redbridge event and then strolling past hordes of people inside in an Instagram Stories video. He appeared to be having a good time and seemed to be enjoying himself.
Hypo dated Emile Sande and the two collaborated on a record label. Hypo was a co-founder of Hard Copy Records, where the late Jamal Edwards worked as a producer. The performer rose to prominence with his Mashtown band, which performed alongside Asco and Margs and was featured on Tim Westwood’s TV show.
On social media, hundreds of friends and followers have paid tribute to Hypo, with many posting recordings of him performing. “Hypo.. my big brother.. we fight like cat & dog!,” actress Tanika Bailey remarked on social media, “but I would’ve never wished death on you.. only Jah knows, I’m sorry this occurred!”
Rapper Genesis Elijah also paid tribute to Hypo, saying: “I still have unreleased footage of Hypes and Dappy sitting at the shop. Hypo, rest in peace.”
Finally, one supporter adds: “He left us far too soon. This is a true East London tale. Hypo, you will be sorely missed.”
At this time, no arrests have been made. “This individual was attacked at a party, and we know that a big number of people would have been in attendance,” Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith said. I would encourage everyone who has yet to talk with us to do so and tell us what they observed.
“It’s probable that the events leading up to the stabbing, as well as the murder itself, were recorded on people’s cellphones. Please take a look and give us a call if you have any questions. It’s critical that we figure out what happened.”