Notti Osama was a 14-year-old Yonkers-based drill hip-hopper. He is also famous as the late brother of musical artist DD Osama. This brother duo recently came into the limelight with their songs in 2022.
However, Notti recently encountered a recent tragedy in July 2022 that cost him his life. Yes, this young lad trying to make a name for himself in the American rap industry is no longer in this world. So, what actually happened to him? Sources confirm that this hip-hop-loving rapper was stabbed to death by another 15-year-old. We will learn more about the details of the incident later in this article.
Therefore, here we will take a close look at the life of Notti Osama. Do you know what his real name is? Let’s discover it together!
- 1 Notti Osama is not the rapper’s real name; The Teenager’s Family and Early Life
- 2 Notti Osama had a short-lived rap career
- 3 Was 14-year-old Notti dating a girlfriend?
- 4 The Death of Ethan Reyes aka Notti Osama
- 5 Notti’s brother, DD, is working to continue his legacy
Notti Osama is not the rapper’s real name; The Teenager’s Family and Early Life
The late Notti Osama was born with the name Ethan Reyes. We know very little about this teen’s parents and upbringing. It is certain that Notti is the brother of DD Osama.
His brother DD Osama’s real name is David Reyes. He is a 15-year-old rapper who also specializes in drill rap. He and his brother have collaborated on many songs together. The brother duo also had a great bond and seemed pretty close before Ethan’s death.
In addition, there is also no information about the education of Notti Osama. Since he was only 14 years old when he died, we can guess that he was in school or just dropped out to focus on rap.
Notti Osama had a short-lived rap career
Before his death, Ethan, or as people know him, Notti Osama had quite a successful career in the rap and hip-hop industry. We don’t know exactly when his career started, but since then Notti has won the hearts of millions of young people like him. 41 K, Peter Panand Do not change are some of his songs released this year, in 2022.
In addition, the Osama brothers also had a joint music career. their song, Dead Opps is a big hit and the cause of DD Osama’s popularity. The brothers have used uptempo beats with grim and dark numbers in the song and clever lyrics to taunt their enemies. Dead Opps was released on July 12, 2022 and has over 1.2 million views.
Was 14-year-old Notti dating a girlfriend?
It is not certain whether Notti Osama was in a relationship before his death. He was just a 14-year-old boy trying to make his way to fame in the rap industry. Plus, we believe this hip-hop was only focused on his career and nothing else, or maybe he wanted to keep his love life off the radar. Anyway, we have to respect his decision.
The Death of Ethan Reyes aka Notti Osama
Reyes, 14, died on July 9, 2022 after being brutally stabbed to death in a Manhattan subway station. At the 137th Street-City College subway station, he and his killer got into a massive fight that prompted the attacker to stab and kill Notti. After the incident, the young rapper was taken to Presbyterian Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
So, who started the actual fight? Apparently it was the victim of the stabbing. Sources confirm that Reyes pushed his killer, 15-year-old Kelvin Martinez, on the tracks that angered him only to later fatally kill him with a knife. The entire incident was captured by the security cameras placed around the station. After the stabbing, Osama tried to run away, but collapsed on the stairs where he was found bleeding from his stomach.
The young killer didn’t seem to do it though face legal costs. Based on the evidence gathered at the crime scene, authorities claimed his act of murder was on the defensive. In addition, Martinez is a minor, so it is clear that he will not face a severe punishment by the law.
Reyes’ brother reaction to his death
DD Osama was devastated by his brother’s death. After the unfortunate event, he posted a TikTok video opening about the loss he just faced.
Despite talking about the love he has for his brother, David mentioned in the video,
“I was still thinking, ‘What if I stayed? If I just spent more time with him, he’d really be here today.’”
He seems to really miss his brother very much. But even today he carries the legacy of Notti Osama well with him. As a tribute to his partner in crime, DD released the song, E4N, expressing all the pain he felt after Notti’s passing. So is his other song, Long live Nottiis also loved by millions.
Notti’s brother, DD, is working to continue his legacy
By now it is clear that like his brother, DD Osama is a drill rapper, continuing his young brother’s legacy in hip-hop and rap. However, he is still very young and it will be years before DD is as famous as the other rappers known worldwide.
Moreover, with the fame he has received thus far, he makes a lot of money, probably in thousands of dollars, and makes his brother in heaven proud.