The La Rock murder was the first, but certainly not the last, hip-hop murder that police haven't solved. For a musical genre that is no stranger to discussing the realities of struggles in urban slums, hip-hop artists have been victims of violence far too often over the years, and authorities have been largely ineffective in their efforts to find the parties responsible. The latest tragedy to hit the hip-hop community is the death of Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock, whose real name was Rakim Allen. He was shot and killed on Wednesday in Bogalusa, north of New Orleans, according to police.
Atlantic Records described the murder as a “senseless loss”.PnB Rock was known for his melodic style and songs like “Fleek” and “Selfish”. The rapper was “brutally attacked” by a person who apparently arrived at the scene after a social media post of the artist and the woman who accompanied him, posting a photo of the food on Instagram, Chief Michel Moore of the Los Angeles Police Department said Tuesday in statements to locals reporters who were published online. Allen was “enjoying a simple meal with the woman” and that place was labeled in the publication. He said the attacker entered the location, Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles, in South Los Angeles, and a struggle ensued. PnB Rock was just 19 when he started his career in music, inspired by Drake.
He also recalled a situation in which he was followed while he was in Los Angeles. In an interview with YouTube just over a week before his death, he said that while it was common for rappers to be robbed, “I was never robbed. I'm not going to say never, because I don't like to say never”.The rapper said he wasn't superstitious, but he intentionally kept a low profile while in Los Angeles. Unfortunately, this wasn't enough to save him from becoming another victim of senseless violence.
The city already had a well-known history for rappers, and in the past month at least two more artists have been killed here. An explicit and graphic video is currently circulating on the Internet that supposedly shows Rock on the ground surrounded by a pool of blood. So PnB Rock's girlfriend published their location on social media just to show the media that he took her on a date. This may have cost him his life as his attacker arrived at the scene after seeing this post. Influential hip-hop podcaster Akademiks tweeted: “Wow. Pray for PNB Rock”.
The Los Angeles police issued a public statement at 4 p.m., referring to a “shooting investigation” involving a black male victim in W. They later confirmed a homicide at the scene. After the news of PnB Rock's death, condolences from the entire music industry arrived on social media. A source quoted by TMZ stated that the shooter took all of PnB Rock's jewelry before fleeing the scene. I hope his girlfriend succeeds and ends contact with her. I just did an interview with him a week ago in which he detailed how someone tried to steal it in Los Angeles recently while he was dating his girlfriend and daughter. I'm sick of all these tweets about these things and emojis of praying hands.
I'm not sure if the American experiment is working. He also had family and children and wasn't involved in anything gang-related, but they took him out because people want money. When will all this end? Ski came with me and ended up jumping in the video with PNB and his boys. Just like the Catch Me Outside video and all that, Rip ???? A Variety and iHeartRadio Podcast. PnB Rock was one of the first people I met here.
I remember hiding in a shoot feeling out of place, on the 26th he went to the director and told them to make sure to prioritize me in the same way, he was kind and kind to me, a newcomer and a stranger. PnB Rock's death is yet another tragedy for hip-hop culture that has been plagued by violence for too long. His death serves as an important reminder that we must do more to protect our artists from senseless violence.