Another year, another rapper killed. Dozens of shots were fired outside of an Atlanta music studio with at least one of them hitting and killing popular Atlanta rapper Bankroll Fresh.
The shooting took place shortly before midnight on Friday at Street Execs recording Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah said officers responded to the recording studio on Defoor Place NW shortly after 11 p.m. Friday, finding “a large crowd of people fleeing the location.” Authorities later learned that the 28-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Trentavious White, had been taken to Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital after leaving the scene “in an unknown vehicle.” He died just before midnight.
A possible motive was unclear. It was also unclear if any arrests had been made. Hannah said Homeland Security responded to the scene and “recovered video evidence.”
White, best known for his single “Hot Boy,” was affiliated with another local rapper, 2 Chainz. He and other members of the hip hop community took to social media Saturday to mourn and offer condolences.
A member of the comunity said police met with leaders in the Underwood Hills neighborhood after another shooting at Street Execs Studios about a year ago. Since then, the only trouble has been parking during events at the studio, he said.
On Saturday, many rappers including those from the Atlanta area, like Outkast’s Big Boi send out condolences to Bankroll Fresh.