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Wednesday 21 August 2019

Drill rapper Unknown T charged with murder

The London artist has collaborated with AJ Tracey and appeared on stage with US rapper Drake.

Police have charged Unknown T with murder (Joe Giddens/PA)
Police have charged Unknown T with murder (Joe Giddens/PA)

By Alex Green, PA

Drill rapper Unknown T, real name Daniel Lena, has been charged with murder.

The 19-year-old, from Homerton in east London, was also charged with violent disorder and is due to appear at a magistrates’ court on Thursday July 18.

Two other men, Mohammed Musse and Raman Boreland, both 20, have also been charged with violent disorder, with the latter additionally charged with murder.

The charges are in connection with the death of 20-year-old Steven Narvaez-Jara, who was stabbed at a party in Islington, north London, in the early hours of New Year’s Day 2018.

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Steven Narvaez-Jara was stabbed to death (Metropolitan Police/PA)

Narvaez-Jara, from Belvedere in Kent, was found stabbed and pronounced dead at the scene while another man was also found stabbed nearby.

Lena found mainstream success in the summer of 2018 with the track Homerton B, which reached number 48 in the UK charts.

He has collaborated with artists including rapper AJ Tracey, musical collective WSTRN and dance music group Crazy Cousinz.

He was also invited on stage at London’s 20,000-capacity O2 Arena by Drake during the American rapper’s UK tour.

Lena is signed to Island Records, part of Universal Music Group, who declined to comment.

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