Boosie Badazz, Young Dolph and Others Mourn Slain Rapper Young Greatness

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Much of the hip-hop community is still mourning the loss of Young Greatness, who was shot and killed in his hometown of New Orleans on Monday, Oct. 29.

According to ABC News, the rapper was shot in a Waffle House parking lot and pronounced dead on the scene after police arrived.

Boosie Badazz, Wale, Young Dolph and Others Mourn the Death of Rapper Young Greatness
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The messages, which came from rappers like Young Dolph, were sent out quickly after the news surfaced.

“R.I.P. Young Greatness,” wrote Dolph.

Wale tweeted a message as well and said how sad he felt. “”Heart broken this a.m.,” he wrote. “God be with you, Young Greatness. Rest in peace, brother.”

Boosie Badazz also sent condolences and gave his view on how unsafe it is to be a rapper. Plus, he told other artists to leave their hometown for safety reasons, which is something he’s said many times before.

“Damn. SMH,” wrote Boosie. “The most dangerous job in the world is being a rapper. Facts. Leave your city. Dude was 100 too.”

Meek Mill, used the tragedy to provide commentary on living in certain U.S. neighborhoods and possessing a gun.

“Our culture has been based on killing each other for almost 60 years now, and it’s wild we have to adapt and live by these crazy ass conditions and go to extreme levels to survive, especially in our own neighborhoods,” he wrote. “If we carry a gun we get arrested by the system, if you don’t you get killed by your own people. We was raised in hate. #ripyounggreatness. My condolences to your family.”

Other messages came from people like Turk of the Hot Boys, Jim Jones, Bun B, OG Maco and Quality Control’s CEO Pierre “Pee” Thomas, who signed Greatness to the label. Later, however, the rapper left QC and signed a deal with his hometown label Cash Money Records.

At this time, police don’t have any suspects or a motive in Greatness’ death.

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