Milwaukee Rapper Big Wan Died at 19 After Fatal Shooting

The 'Fast Lane Lifestyle' spitter was pronounced dead at the scene after shots were fired into a home where he's staying with his mother and grandmother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

AceShowbiz - Rapper Big Wan has passed away. The rising Wisconsin rap star died after being killed in a shooting that took place in Milwaukee on Friday, November 26. The "Fast Lane Lifestyle" spitter was just 19 years old.

According to police officers, shots were fired around 9:05 A.M. into a home on the 3800 block of North 13th Street where the 19-year-old was staying with his mother, Rosemary Gonzales, and grandmother. The rapper reportedly was in an upstairs bedroom when the incident occurred. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

While his passing has been ruled a homicide by Milwaukee police, there's no known suspect at this time. The investigation into his death is still ongoing. Hilda Alayeto, who has been best friends with his mother, Rosemary, remembered Big Wan, born Dawan Turner, as a kind soul.

"[Dawan] liked to make people laugh and smile," Hilda told Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She continued to praise the late rising hip-hop star as saying, "Dawan was very lovable. He's always the kid to hug you, to make sure you are okay. He was almost like a big teddy bear."

Hilda added, "He was just a jokester who had a comeback and a joke for anything you say." She concluded, "He was quick on his feet. When you answer the phone, even if you just ask him what you're doing, it's a punchline."

Big Wan's manager Will Norton, better known as Bagzz, compared the "Antidote" rapper to Notorious B.I.G.. Bagzz said, "He was the type of young guy who could get in the grown people's club and perform and rock the whole club."

"Sometimes everything is so uptight when you're making music and he would just come and loosen people up," Bagzz continued. "He was just so humble. He just picked up on everything and he never disagreed. He listened. He was just focused on really making it."

Big Wan's tragic death came just months after Pitchfork included him in a profile of Milwaukee's growing street rap scene in March. "Big Wan is the city's finest s**t-talker," the publication praised him. "He's behind some of the most fun rap in a city that has no shortage of it right now."

Big Wan's breakthrough hit came in 2019 when he dropped "Fast Lane Lifestyle". The music video has since gained over 420,000 views on YouTube, which is a big number for any aspiring rapper.

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