Aspiring rapper Kareem Bandy better known as Face was laid to rest yesterday in a private funeral in his upstate hometown. The upstart rapper was known for his close ties to rapper Juelz Santana. “What turned out 2 be a wonderful day turned into the worst 1 … !!! #RIP @face_card Luv u bro” designer Slowbucks tweeted following his death.
Rapper Waka Flocka also chimed in on the death simply tweeting “smh” following the news of Bandys death. Maybach Music rapper Meek Mill also reacted to the death over the social network.
According to reports, Bandy was killed on April 8th in the South section of Jamaica, NY. The young MC was inside his home when an unknown assailant shot him in the head. Police continue to look for the gunman who apparently was an accomplice of Bandy.
Yesterday hundreds of mourners packed the Blessed Sacrament Church in Albany, NY, miles from Troy, NY where Face grew up to pay their final respects to the MC.
“R.I.P 2 my bro FACE I drove 3 1/2 hours just 2 say bye 2 my ni–a we gonna rep u 4life I love my ni–az ” BA tweeted.
On behalf of the MTV News family we’d like to send our condolences to the entire Bandy family. Bandy was a close friend to MTV News’ Director of Hip-Hop News, Rahman Dukes. “I’m going to miss you and it is now my duty to make sure your memory lives on” read a statement on behalf of Dukes. ” Cant believe this … Love your forever my brotha.”