I am so sad to have to report this, but Patrick McNease, better known as Praverb The Wyse, passed away earlier today. His wife confirmed it earlier today via Facebook, but so far the cause of death hasn't been released.
Many of you know of him via his informational tweets, helping indie artists progress in their careers. Or you might know him as a respected emcee, at the end of the day though, he was truly an OG who was trying to help independent artists get heard. His passion was so sincere. We had many talks last year about the industry and how we can help. I remember at the end of our convo he simple said, "just keep doin what you're doin, sista. You're fighting the fight the right way".
I just hate this. It's so true when they say the good die young. He was passionate, multi-talented, intelligent, and kind hearted. It's so hard to find people in the industry with NOTHING BUT sincere and good intentions, and he was one of them. I will not let his legacy die though. I'm going to continue the fight the good fight and help these indies. My thoughts and prayers are with his wife and young son. They set up a Go Fund Me account to raise money to help with his funeral and burial. If you can, donate here. Rest in peace, Patrick. I'm really gonna miss you.