Long-time friend of RapReviews, rapper/artist/blogger Earl Patrick McNease, better known to some as Praverb or @PTheWyse has unexpectedly and suddenly passed away. This news has hit me hard and knocked me to the ground as just weeks ago he and I were discussing bringing him on board RR as a contributing writer and editor. He was more than an artist or a publicist – he was a genuinely good guy who will be missed more than he could have ever imagined.

Earl’s wife shared the following information on Facebook, and in her words when it comes to social media “Patrick wouldn’t have had it any other way.” As you read her thoughts below feel free to reach out and offer you condolences to her and his entire family. A fundraiser has been established to help his family pay for their funeral expenses as well.

“To all of Patricks friends and family , it is with great sadness I share that we have unexpectedly lost our beloved friend, husband, father, and son , Earl Patrick McNease this morning. We are still unsure of what happened that took my love from us, but appreciate all of the support shown. I’m sorry to share such news via social media, but Patrick wouldn’t have had it any other way. Please keep us all in your thoughts and prayers as we grieve and uplift us as we try and pick up the pieces of our lives and raise our beautiful son Matthew. He was everything to his daddy, and so was his music.

The best way to honor my husband would be to continue to share his love of hip hop and the word of God through his websites, this was his aspiration.

Praverb the Wyse, Patrick, hubby, daddy patty, patty cakes, Earl P…. I will share and honor your life baby as best I can!


His wife,

Vanessa McNease, Matthew, and Patricks family”