Foreign Beggars founding member and MC Ebow Enyan Graham, AKA Metropolis, has died, aged 41.
The sad news was shared in a statement released on 19th April via the influential hip-hop and dubstep group’s social media pages, stating that Graham had passed away following an unspecified accident in his home.
“Dear friends, it is with the heaviest heart we inform you that our brother Ebow Enyan Graham suffered from an accident at home, and passed away in the early hours yesterday morning,” the statement reads.
A JustGiving page has been set up with a target of £50,000 to support Graham’s son, Cassius. You can donate here.
“Ebow was a deep and peaceful soul, a dedicated and loving father to beautiful 10yr old Cassius, and who touched people with his warmth, insight, talent and generosity everywhere he went,” the group’s statement continues. You can read the full tribute below.
Tributes and condolences have come from across the world of electronic music, from figures and fans in the dubstep, drum & bass and hip-hop scenes and beyond, signifying Metropolis and Foreign Beggars’ immense and enduring influence. Our condolences go out to Graham’s family and loved ones.
Heartbreaking to hear of Ebow from @ForeignBeggars passing— Andy C (@ANDYC_ram) April 19, 2020
Such a kind, gentle soul. Last time I saw him at @YUAFOfficial event he was helping kids get on track with their lives.
A just giving page has been set up by his crew to help his own son here - https://t.co/RYkY7qSXSR
Ebow from @ForeignBeggars passed away yesterday.— Flux Pavilion (@Fluxpavilion) April 19, 2020
There is so much of the world I wouldn't have experienced if it wasn't for him, SO much style oozing from his existence it hurts to think about.
He is an absolute icon of British music,
A creative gravity that affected us all.
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