EAST NEW YORK - The body of an aspiring rapper from Brooklyn was found in Paramus, N.J., officials say.

Investigators say the body of 33-year-old Rhian H. Stoute, known as "Kampane," was discovered badly burned early yesterday morning in the trunk of a black Chevy Tahoe with New York plates.

His website says he grew up in Flatbush and was in the music business since 1997.

Officials say the cause of death has not yet been determined.