Forrest Schab, known by his stage name DY (born 1984), is a Canadian rapper raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2009, he signed to CP Records.

DY
Birth nameForrest Schab
Born1984
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Genresrap
Instrument(s)vocals
Years active2009–2010
Labelsnone
DisappearedNovember 18, 2010 (aged 25–26)
Mexico
StatusMissing for 12 years and 11 days

BiographyEdit

His stage name is an acronym deriving from his nickname Die Young.[1] DY has been making music independently since the age of 14 winning several emcee competitions and releasing solo material.

An album was in the making in cooperation with CP Record artist Belly. His first single "Passenger" featuring another CP Record artist Danny Fernandes was released in October 2009. Upon the release, he was featured on Billboard February 19, 2010 issue as one of the best emerging Canadian artists.[2] A special remix version by DJ Jedi was also released.[3]

DisappearanceEdit

On November 18, 2010, DY was reported missing in Mexico.[4] In mid-August 2010, Schab made plans to fly to Mexico and disappeared with no one hearing from him for months. Canadian police were investigating his whereabouts.[5] On December 10, 2010, his family released another statement expressing their grave worry regarding DY's disappearance.[6] Various media sources speculate his disappearance is related to drugs and links to organized crime.

Just prior to his disappearance, he shot a music video for his second single called "That's My Spot" featuring former Danity Kane member D. Woods, and his contract with CP Records was terminated.

DiscographyEdit

MixtapesEdit

  • 2003: Metaforezt Presents, Street Legal Vol. 1: Strickly 4 E.V.
  • 2006: Metaforezt Presents, Street Legal Vol. 2: Canada’z Nitemare (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid)
  • 2009: Vancouver Gangland

SinglesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1vibenet (3 March 2010). "DY ft. Danny Fernandes - Passenger (Behind The Scenes) Part 1". Archived from the original on 2021-12-15 – via YouTube.
  2. ^ "Canadian Artist DY Releases Video to Single "Passenger" ft. Danny Fernandes". marketwire.com.
  3. ^ "DY – Passenger (DJ Jedi RMX) Ft. Danny Fernandes [Audio]". hiphopcanada.com. 25 June 2010. Archived from the original on 28 June 2010. Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  4. ^ "Canadian Rapper DY Reported Missing in Mexico". The Boombox. Retrieved 2017-12-24.
  5. ^ "Canadian Rapper DY Reported Missing in Mexico". The Boombox.
  6. ^ "Canadian Rapper, DY Missing: Family Releases Statement [PSA]". hiphopcanada.com. 11 December 2010. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 25 March 2011.

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