Rhian H. Stoute was found Tuesday in his 2001 Chevy Tahoe parked on a residential street.
The 33-year-old Brooklyn resident performed under the name Kampane.
Bergen County Prosecutor John Molinelli says a resident called police around 8 a.m. Tuesday to report a suspicious vehicle in the area. Officers responded and saw what appeared to be a body through the window.
Molinelli says the death has been ruled a homicide and the investigation is ongoing.
Stoute lived in Brooklyn. A biography of his career appears at Redlinkz.com/k/bio.html.