Black the Ripper

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Black the Ripper
Birth nameDean West
Also known asItal Samson
Born(1986-12-28)28 December 1986
Edmonton, London, England
Died6 April 2020(2020-04-06) (aged 32)
Brades, Montserrat
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2003–2020
  • D.O.E
Associated acts

Dean West ((1986-12-28)28 December 1986 – (2020-04-06)6 April 2020), better known by his stage name Black the Ripper, was a British grime MC, rapper, businessman and a cannabis activist. He ran his own record label, Dank of England (formerly known as Black Magic Entertainment). It was soon made into a clothing line and marijuana accessory company.

He was also known for his viral stunts of smoking cannabis in public places in which he hoped would help legalised cannabis in the U.K.[1]

Death[change | change source]

Black the Ripper died on 6 April 2020 while staying at his 2nd home in Montserrat, aged 32. His cause of death was due to a heart attack.[2]

Discography[change | change source]

Studio Albums[change | change source]

Extended plays[change | change source]

  • 2015: Excuse Me Whilst I Kiss Sky
  • 2017: In Dank We Trust[3]
  • 2017: Doe or Die: Volume 1
  • 2019: Doe or Die: Volume 2

References[change | change source]

  1. "Meet Black the Ripper, the English weed advocate lighting up everywhere". August 14, 2018.
  2. "British Grime Legend Black The Ripper Dead At 32". Complex. 6 April 2020. Retrieved 6 April 2020.
  3. "In Dank We Trust by Black the Ripper" – via