R.I.P. Ali Chaotik
This past weekend, our city tragically lost one of its finest Hip Hop soldiers – Ali Chaotik. Known for his kind demeanour and for channelling his positive energy through his music, he left no heart untouched. His tragic death had a chilling effect on Montreal’s small Hip Hop community as well as friends and acquaintances. News reports confirmed this was the first homicide to occur in Montreal since the year began.
Ali put the love of the culture above everything else. Most of his music had to do with spiritual enlightenment and making the best out of any situation, and he had recently started up a barber shop/recording studio in Villeray called The Red Chair. He was a frequent performer at the Hiram Key Project and a few other rap showcases, and he was the vocalist chosen for the Maaaaad Beats project.
Ali Chaotik was a kindhearted and talented visionary with a conviction he was put on this world to carry a positive message. You may be gone but the music lives on.
Friends, fans and colleagues used Facebook to express their condolences for the aspiring musician and businessman.
I just lost a nephew , brother , best friend . Lord knows my sister going through it . She lost a son . R.I.P @Chaotik514 I love you ❤️
— R.I.P Chaotik ❤️ (@_AmazingDay) January 12, 2014
The following biography highlights some milestones in his career and his positive turnaround after getting caught up in the “street life”: