Drill rapper who murdered gang rival says he regrets machete killing

Drill rapper, 18, jailed for murdering gang rival and offered £150,000 record deal after performing with DJ Tim Westwood releases music video from BEHIND BARS saying he misses family and regrets machete killing

  • Jayden O’Neill-Crichlow, 18, is in jail for murdering Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19
  • He killed his victim with machetes an a sword alongside other gang members
  • Now released a song from behind bars detailing his regret at the murder 
  • In the song he says: ‘I wanna change my life, this life I’m getting sick of’
  • Adding: ‘I just thought it was a day out’ and that ‘I got paid and now it played out’ 

A teenage drill rapper who was offered a £150,000 recording deal while in jail for murder has released a video from behind bars telling of his regret over the killing. 

Jayden O’Neill-Crichlow, 18, is currently in jail for life for murdering Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck, 19, with machetes and a Samurai sword alongside four other gang members in Wood Green, North London, in February 2019.

The murderer, who raps under the name SJ or ‘Slim Jim’, has posted a new track from inside his cell in which he describes how hard prison life is and his regret about the murder.    

In the nearly one-minute long track, the killer described how he was ‘rolling round with little kids’ but is now ‘locked up with some bigger fish’.

He also talked about how in prison he has ‘crazy fights with guys I don’t know’ and that ‘the life I live is different, riding opposite to prison’ now. 

Of the day of the murder, O’Neill-Crichlow said, ‘I just thought it was a day out’ and then ‘I got paid and now it played out’, alongside snoring emojis. 

He was just 17 when he was jailed for 21 years in January this year.


In the nearly one-minute long track, the killer described the day of the murder said, ‘I just thought it was a day out’ and then ‘I got paid and now it played out’, alongside snoring emojis

Jayden O’Neill-Crichlow (left, with Tim Westwood), 18, who was offered a £150,000 recording deal while in jail for murder, has released a video from behind bars telling of his regret over the killing 

The victim, a father-of-one, was cornered outside a cinema and chased by bicycles into a nearby hairdressers before he was killed in front of customers. 

The song includes O’Neill-Crichlow rapping about how he misses his family saying, ‘my brother and my sisters love me from a distance’ and ‘yeah my brother seen me cry, I hugged my brother and I kissed him’.

Jayden O’Neill-Crichlow, then 17, was jailed for a minimum of 21 years in January 

He also posted in the rap video, broken heart and sad face emojis with captions that said ‘miss these days’ alongside phone footage of him hanging out with his friends.

In another line he said: ‘I’m sitting in a cage, eating dinners I can’t take out.’ He then added: ‘I saw music as a way out. Trouble I can stay out.’

Towards the end of the clip, the teen rapped, ‘I wanna change my life, this life I’m getting sick of’, with a broken heart and praying emoji underneath. 

Of the day of the murder, O’Neill-Crichlow said, ‘I just thought it was a day out’ and that ‘I got paid and now it played out’, alongside snoring emojis.

The track finished with the line: ‘Like why have I got to live like this, I guess the roads [streets] took the p***.’ 

Mr Gabbidon-Lynck’s friend, 20-year-old Jason Fraser, was stabbed eight times and shot once but survived the attack.

On June 11, OFB’s YouTube account posted a video (pictured) for the teenager’s song Youngest In Charge, which includes lyrics about getting his ‘shank’ (knife) ‘saucy’ (bloodied)

When O’Neill-Crichlow and his co-defendants were sentenced at the Old Bailey in January it emerged the teen rapper was offered the £150,000 recording contract while on remand in prison awaiting trial.

Since being jailed O’Neill-Crichlow has posted tunes on YouTube using an illegal mobile phone glorifying gang murder and describing how he ‘went insane’ aged 14.

In the old video, uploaded just hours after his initial trial hearing and which was viewed nearly 50,000 times, he also described how he ‘put three opps [gang rivals] on my blade’.

The drill crew he is a member of – the OFB collective – also posted from its YouTube account a video for the teenager’s song Youngest In Charge, which includes lyrics about getting his ‘shank saucy [knife covered in blood]’ and the line, ‘I just see an opp [rival], let me take him out’ followed by the sound of gunshots.

He has also performed with Tim Westwood and appeared in a YouTube video with the former BBC Radio 1 DJ, posted online not long after his arrest.


 Since being jailed O’Neill-Crichlow has posted tunes on YouTube using an illegal mobile phone glorifying gang murder and describing how he ‘went insane’ aged 14

Victim Kamali Gabbidon-Lynck was stabbed to death at a hair salon in Wood Green, north London, last year

The trial of O’Neill-Crichlow and his co-defendants was marred by violence when they began fighting in the dock as they were led out of court. Prosecutor and former GB athlete, Oliver Glasgow QC (pictured), was forced to help three police officers restrain one man who jumped from the public gallery

The trial of O’Neill-Crichlow and his co-defendants Tyrell Graham, 18, Sheareem Cookhorn, 21, and 17-year-olds Jayden O’Neil-Crichlow, Shane Lyons, and Ojay Hamilton was marred by violence when they began fighting in the dock as they were led out of court.

Prosecutor and former GB athlete, Oliver Glasgow QC, was forced to help three police officers restrain one man who jumped from the public gallery when the gang were being sentenced, as an umbrella and a seat from the dock were thrown across the court.

Lyons, who was also 17 and got 21 years for the murder, has also released a rap video from jail.

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