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Apr 21 - R.I.P Blade Icewood aka Darnell Lyndsay


 


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Apr 21 - R.I.P Blade Icewood aka Darnell Lyndsay
 

 
A rapper dies as he predicted: Violently

Gunfire catches up with Blade Icewood
April 21, 2005







BY NANCY A. YOUSSEF and JIM SCHAEFER
FREE PRESS STAFF WRITERS



Paralyzed from the chest down after being raked with gunfire in September, a Detroit rapper died Tuesday night in a gangland-style slaying on the city's west side.


VOICE SILENCED
Blade Icewood gave an interview about two weeks ago to a Web site called mixtapedetroit.com. Here are excerpts:
QUESTION: How you been doing. ...You've been shot several times ... anything you can share with us?

ANSWER: I'm good. And I'm blessed. I'm alive, you know what I'm saying? Just went through a little rehabilitation but I'll be back ... real, real soon, back to 100 percent. But I'm good.

Q: Is Detroit always going to be your home?

A: Fo' sho. The outskirts though now ... a guy with a famous face can't stay ... in the hood. ... You don't need to lay your head there. There's a lot of people that don't like you. ... they're just haters. If you got money, dip out ... take a half-hour or an hour to ride down to the hood.

By Jim Schaefer


The rapper, known widely by his stage name, Blade Icewood, was sitting in a wheelchair inside his silver Range Rover when a gunman pulled alongside in a vehicle and fired into Icewood's SUV, at West 7 Mile Road and Faust. His driver fled as the bullets flew. Icewood was pronounced dead at the scene.


Police have no suspects.


The scene of the shooting was less than a mile from a spot where Icewood had hosted a nonviolence rally last year.


Despite his appearance at the rally, Icewood's hard-core raps speak of Detroit on the wild side. His subjects include dope, money, s*x, guns, gangsters and paranoia -- all of it overshadowed by dark hints of an early death.


On one number, he raps about picking out a casket. On another, he says defiantly that if anyone ever k*lls him, the line of stretch limos at his funeral will be two miles long. Those lyrics: "You'll never catch me. And if a hater just happen to stretch me, my funeral line, two miles long, all stretchies."


Icewood, 27, whose real name was given by police as Darnell Lyndsey, was nominated in three categories in this coming Saturday's third annual Detroit Hip Hop awards, including album of the year. He was considered by many on the music scene to be on the brink of becoming a nationally known artist.


At Platinum Records on Detroit's west side Wednesday, patrons bought anything affiliated with Icewood, said a manager, Nicole Shakoor, 32. She sold out of all his music by noon. Many people also came to mourn.


Icewood had planned this month to release his third CD, titled "Blood, Sweat and Tears." Part of it was going to deal with the September shooting, Shakoor said.


"He did talk about it, and said God had spared his life for his son," she said.


In the September incident, gunmen forced their way into an Oak Park apartment and opened fire. He had multiple wounds and for a while was in critical condition.


Sgt. Mike Pinkerton of the Oak Park police said Wednesday that no one was arrested for that shooting, adding that Icewood had refused to help investigators.


"We never got any cooperation out of him," Pinkerton said.


Pinkerton said he had shared information earlier with Detroit police but that no one had contacted him regarding Tuesday's rubout.


"Looks like somebody finished what they started. ... It seems kind of obvious that somebody had some sort of vendetta," Pinkerton said.


The September shooting followed by two days a shooting outside a Woodward Avenue club in downtown Detroit in which one rapper and an innocent bystander were k*lled. The rapper was Antonio Caddell, 32, of the group Eastside Chedda Boyz, whose stage name was Wipeout.


Detroit police said at the time they were investigating whether the Woodward k*llings were related to a dispute between the Eastside Chedda Boyz and another rap group, the Street Lordz.


Icewood claimed allegiance to the Street Lordz, and members of that group watched as police surrounded Tuesday's shooting scene, said Duane Johnson, 35, an Icewood a*sociate who said he also was at the scene.


Shakoor said she asked Icewood to headline a Stop the Violence rally in July in front of Platinum Records. He participated, just two months before he was shot in September, and had encouraged people to create their own way out of the slums.


Among Icewood's most popular songs was "Get This Money," which talked about how he had earned enough money to leave behind his previous hard life in the city.


"It was about entrepreneurship and rising from poverty," Johnson said.


Contact NANCY YOUSSEF at 313-222-6672 or youssef@freepress.com. Staff writer Kelly Carter contributed to this report.

fu*ked up.

31 comments for "Apr 21 - R.I.P Blade Icewood aka Darnell Lyndsay"

 04-22-2005, 11:43 AM         #2
ayebc 
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R.I.P he was and still is my fav. n!gga out the D .. A TRue D n!gga

 14 years ago '04        #3
stay alert 
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never heard of him, but R.I.P

 04-22-2005, 12:33 PM         #4
onthemicbug1 
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yup just read about this in todays newspaprer here .. messed up man

 14 years ago '04        #5
meelmuis 8 heat pts
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damn thats fu*ked up R.I.P.

 04-22-2005, 12:48 PM         #6
ChaldeanPimp 
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cant believe he's dead. he was almost recovered from the fu*king shooting in sept. '04, then they go and shoot him again. fu*ked up

 04-22-2005, 01:24 PM         #7
YellaBoi 
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Boy Would You?!? R.i.p. Blade Icewood

 14 years ago '04        #8
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man i heard about this this week... very tragic

 04-22-2005, 02:32 PM         #9
westcoasta04 
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damn someone hated his a*s enough to shot him twice, he mustve really fu*ked with the wrong people

 14 years ago '04        #10
Magnolia 7 heat pts
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This was talked about all over the first day it happen and all over in school the second day it was fu*ked up how they just wanted to finish him.

But thas fu*ked up I gotta check out his CD

RIP WipeOut
RIP Blade Icewood

Damn whos next?

 14 years ago '04        #11
haff3131 1 heat pts
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Never heard his music, but still tragic, R.I.P my man..

 14 years ago '04        #12
Magnolia 7 heat pts
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 castro13 said
nah man, n*ggas was just hatin. he had a hit out on him(50,000$), AND Tuff Tone bi*ch a*s back in da hood, this summers gon be hectic, alotta bodies

Tuff Tone is back?!!?!
Wow hes gonna get fu*ked up.

 14 years ago '04        #13
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 stay alert said
never heard of him, but R.I.P
Same.

 14 years ago '04        #14
Skilllz 1 heat pts
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fu*ked up yo..

Now he restin'

RIP

 14 years ago '04        #15
DTownPistonsFan 
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fu*ked up...I ain't even hear about that sh*t. Anybody know what club on Woodward they were talkin about in the article?

 04-22-2005, 09:38 PM         #16
ChaldeanPimp 
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 castro13 said
ehhhh, my cuz goes to west bloomfield high, sh*t is wack,shut yo west bloomfield a*s up, RIP BLADE

1. i dont give a fu*k about your cousin
2. wbhs is wack as hell and fu*king sucks because of the type of people that go there; i went to central.
3. i have no idea why your hating on me, so how about you shut the fu*k up

 04-23-2005, 08:33 AM         #17
W.M.D 84' 
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News Is fu*ked Up, Look Out From Blade On Royce's New Album (Out June 28th) He's On A Track Called 'Chips On The Pistons' It's A G-Funk Style Track So Be On The Look Out For That....R.I.P Blade Icewood !!

 14 years ago '04        #18
Magnolia 7 heat pts
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 castro13 said
DIS CHALDO mufuka said he has no idea why im hating on him,DO U REALIZE it was a CHALDEAN mufuka who DIPPED when BLADE was getting shot up, he SET HIS a*s UP, fu*kin CHALDEAN, shut yo WEST BLOOMFIELD a*s up. NO HATE, just dont like chaldeans, fu*kin fake mufukas. *GOES TO WEST BLOOMFIELD AND PULLS DIS f*g**t OUT HIS fu*kIN ESCALADE,and THROW OUT ALL HIS RAP CD's*,damn chaldos think dey hard.

DONT U GOT SOME CELL PHONES TO SELL????????????

PS: GET ME A NEXTEL i860, i KNOW u got one of those, LOL,haha

Well your liven in Chaldean Town so have fun dissen them out on the streets...Witch youll never do.

 14 years ago '04        #19
Yd4001 10 heat pts10
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First and foremost R.I.P. but why the fu*k do they nevert have suspects for and rap-related death?Besides Tupac and Biggie,why is it they never arrest anyone.They quick to nab a cop k*ller or any other type of convict,serial k*ller,but they dont have no type of fu*kin leads in any hip-hop cases?fu*k outta here

 04-23-2005, 11:00 PM         #20
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When Tuff Tone get back in town?

Secondly, when the Streetlordz and Chedda Boys fallout? Nobody seems to know exactly when and why.

And Blade was definitely set up... apparently this happened the day he returned to tha D. (R.I.P. Blade "The Ruler of the Great Lakes" started playin Big Block from the Streetlordz again 2)

 04-23-2005, 11:17 PM         #21
Young Millz 
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Damn Why Is It So Easy To murder Rappers And GEt Away With It

 14 years ago '04        #22
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Thats fu*ked up that k*lled Blade he was finna do big things for tha D.

R.I.P. Blade Icewood
We Still Bossin Up 4 U!

 04-24-2005, 11:25 AM         #23
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damn thst niggs got k*lled right across the street from my old apartment

 14 years ago '04        #24
Hyper_Intel 29 heat pts29
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Who the hell are these kats yall naming??

 14 years ago '04        #25
dtownboy313 
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When Tuff Tone get back in town?

Secondly, when the Streetlordz and Chedda Boys fallout? Nobody seems to know exactly when and why.

And Blade was definitely set up... apparently this happened the day he returned to tha D. (R.I.P. Blade "The Ruler of the Great Lakes" started playin Big Block from the Streetlordz again 2)
from what i hear, them n*ggas got into it because malik or whoever he is left the chedda boyz to go wit the street lordz. street lordz was making more money then them n*ggas. so malik left to fu*k wit blade and them. from what i hear blade is the n*gga who actually started the cheddaboyz. he just let wipeout and them use the name. i guess the animosity just kept growing. n*ggas just started getting knocked off.
i heard blade was about to get some kind of surgery to help him walk again over in Brazil. the sh*t fu*ked. this summer gon be hot. get ready for summer jam and the fireworks.

r.i.p blade

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