“It’s a surprise to me, it’s unfortunate,” said Sharrief Rawyal.
Musician, Sharrieff Rawyal, known for producing the sound track for the movie Blade and records for rapper, KRS-One spoke with News 8 about his work relationship with Holly Colino.
“Anytime I interacted with her, everything seemed pretty cool, seemed pretty smooth. She was just more interested in the music,” said Rawyal.
Rawyal says he met Colino in 2014 when he was approached by another music producer, J.Pritch, who was dating Colino for several years. He says their relationship eventually turned sour and she moved down to Arizona after they broke up. He says J.Pritch warned him she took a turned for the worst and was back in Rochester looking for him and Rawyal.
“He had literally texted me saying, watch out because she can get you or get me or get anyone of us because she was back here not for nobody else and she graffiti my name all over the place and saying honor, and honor is the record,” said Rawyal.
In parts of East Rochester, Colino wrote the words “Honor Holly Colino”. The graffiti has since been removed, but Rawyal says the word “Honor” references a song he worked on.
“She was singing my song, and I don’t want people to associate my song with something so heinous or an act like that,” said Rawyal.
So while Rawyal feels like he understands why Colino came back, he still can’t fathom why she’d do what police say she did, and murder a stranger.
“I feel like, wow, I’m still in shock.”
Colino had a series of videos on a blog she created which showed women she believed was copying her looks. Rawyal believes this stemmed from a false sense of perception of herself that she was already popular in the music industry.