Earl Patrick Mcnease, a rapper and writer also known as Praverb The Wyse, passed away September 17, 2014 of unknown causes.

“I am blown away by the overwhelming support, kind words, prayers, memories, and overall impact my husband had on this earth,” Vanessa McNease, Earl’s wife, says in a post on Praverb’s Facebook page. “I did not know the extent to which his music, mentoring, random chats, and blogging had on so many, many people. This online community was his world. I can’t thank you all enough for everything, the messages, the comments, starting a funding page, the memories you shared, it has all been a blessing to us. It is an honor to see events being created to honor him and his music. Bare with me as I try and respond through my page and his to everyone.”

As noted above by McNease, a fund has been started in order to cover some of the funeral costs.

Mike Trampe, HipHopDX’s Social Media Manager, launched the fundraising efforts. “On September 17, 2014, the Hip Hop community lost one of its most enthusiastic, devoted soldiers, Earl Patrick McNease,” Trampe said in a statement on the fundraising page. “Known to all of us as Praverb, he was a rapper, DIY marketing expert, blogger, but more importantly, a sincere human being whose mission seemed to involve helping everyone who came across his path.”

As of press time, $7,445 were raised in two days. 


HipHopDX extends its condolences to McNease’s family and friends. 

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