Who is Top5? Rapper, 22, wanted for murder of 20-year-old man, arrested in LA
Rapper Top5, whose legal name is Hassan Ali, was arrested on October 7 by Los Angeles Police Department after he was on the run avoiding murder charges since May, as reported by CBC. According to reports, the rapper was wanted for first-degree murder along with three counts of failure to comply with bail. Top5 was one of the two men arrested and charged in connection to the death of the 20-year-old Hashim Omar Hashi on January 31.
According to reports, Hashi was shot multiple times while he was entering a North York parking garage. He, unfortunately, died at the scene. Speaking of Top5, the Canadian rapper was originally charged with accessory after the fact to murder, two counts of failing to comply with probation, along with three drug-related offenses. However, the charges against the rapper were upgraded in May that also included first-degree murder. Recently, rapper Paper Lovee was arrested by Atlanta Police for his alleged involvement in a shooting at a convenience store. Another rapper, SpotemGottem, also came under the radar of the Dallas Police Department in August for his suspected relation to a murder. Other hip-hop artists such as Bandman Kevo, Polo G and 9lokkNine too made it to the news for being arrested.
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Who is rapper Top5?
Hip-hop artist Top5 is a 22-year-old rapper from Canada who is best known for his singles like ‘Movie’, ‘2Cases’, ‘Heard of Me’ and ‘Drill Some More’. The rapper first shot to fame when Toronto icon Drake gave him a shout-out in 2014 in an Instagram post which helped his single ‘Shirt Off Shawty’ to become a viral hit.
Drake name-dropped him again in his song ‘Grammys’ from his 2016 album ‘Views’ which further made the local rapper popular. Since then, Top5 has released several songs on streaming platforms. He enjoys close to 25K followers on YouTube whereas, on Instagram, Top5 has close to 200K followers. The rapper was arrested in February this year in connection to the death of Hashi.
BREAKING NEWS: Hassan Ali, better known as Toronto rapper Top5, has been arrested in Los Angeles.— 𝘽𝙧𝙮𝙖𝙣 𝙋𝙖𝙨𝙨𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙪𝙢𝙚 (@BryanPassifiume) October 8, 2021
He's wanted by Toronto police for the Jan. 31 murder of Hashim Omar Hashi, 20. pic.twitter.com/bMQXZqozyT
BREAKING: Toronto Rapper Top5 Finally Arrested in LA 😳 pic.twitter.com/P7sx25umzX— Hood6ix (@thehood6ix) October 8, 2021
‘This'll surely help his street cred’
Social media users thronged to Twitter as soon as they got to know about Top5’s arrest. “Is he even really a rapper if he isn't charged with murder though," asked one user as another stated, “This'll surely help his street cred.” The next one added, “They going to f**k this guy up I promise you. He don't have a real gang ties.”
One user trolled the rapper saying, “And once he goes to jail he'll be known as bottom5” followed by multiple emoticons of a laughing face. Meanwhile, one user posted, “No more dropping studio bars. Better get used to hitting them prison bars pal.” Another person tweeted, “Man was on the run longer than Osama.” And one concluded, “This guy has been streaming live on IG all this time and making appearances in music video shoots…. How did they have such a hard time finding him lol ??”
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is he even really a rapper if he isn't charged with murder though.....— Doug~E~Fresh (@XmedicNow) October 8, 2021
This'll surely help his street cred— Richard Mellon (@Rich_Mellon) October 8, 2021
They going to fuck this guy up I promise you. He don't have a real gang ties— Connor (@supermcdavid97) October 8, 2021
And once he goes to jail he'll be known as bottom5...😂😂— BAN EVERYTHING !!! (@sarcasticrobb) October 8, 2021
No more dropping studio bars. Better get used to hitting them prison bars pal.— Captain Leafsaholic (@steelheadsfan78) October 8, 2021
Man was on the run longer than Osama 😭— OVO Goon (@OVOGoonLife) October 8, 2021
This guy has been streaming live on IG all this time and making appearances in music video shoots…. How did they have such a hard time finding him lol ??— Zakir Hussain (@ZAKIZZY) October 8, 2021