This past Friday police responded to 911 calls of gunfire at Forest and Newtowne Drive in the city of Annapolis, Maryland when they discovered a car crashed on nearby Cherry Grove Ave. Inside the vehicle, police found 32-year-old Edward Montre Seay (aka Tre Da Kid) dead from gunshots wounds.
The Maryland native gained notoriety after becoming the winner of Verizon’s 2016 #Freestyle50 rap contest. This earned him a $10,000 cash prize as well as a recording contract with 300 Entertainment.
“Tre impressed the judges with his delivery, showmanship and off-the-dome creativity,” 300’s co-founder Kevin Liles said of the artist.
After winning the competition Tre partnered up with 300 Entertainment and released his 2017 single “Run It” that premiered on HNHH, which featured fellow 300 artist TK Kravitz and production by London On Da Track. Earlier this year, Tre released the well-received Tdk: Titles Define Kings project.
The Annapolis area resident was not only known for his lyrical abilities on the mic but in the community. One person said Tre’s success brought “light on the city” while his close childhood friend, Comacell Brown, described the rapper as an “inspiration.”
“Any time there was any doubt, he was the one to make us a believer,” Brown tells the Annapolis’ Capital Gazette. “We’ve all just rallied behind him so we’re really appreciative of him continuing to follow the dream.”
The rapper had such an impact on his community that there is talk of Annapolis mayor, Gavin Buckley, renaming a street in Tre’s honor.
So far as of (6/10/19) police haven’t named any suspects connected to Tre Da Kid’s murder.