ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – Fans of the Atlanta rapper Trouble, who was killed in a shooting over the weekend, were devastated when they learned of the 34-year-old artist’s death.
Law enforcement says a domestic dispute in Rockdale County escalated into a shooting, killing the rapper whose legal name is Mariel Orr.
Here’s a look at Trouble’s decade-long career, which led to his sudden death:
Why is rapper Trouble famous?
The rapper broke through with the song “Bussin'” and his debut mixtape titled “December 17th.” “Bussin'” has racked up approximately 2.85 million views on YouTube since its release in 2011. The mixtape was critically acclaimed as one of the best mixtapes of 2011.
In 2018, Trouble released their debut studio album, titled after the Atlanta neighborhood, “Edgewood”. A collaboration with Drake and Mike Will Made-It, who produced the record, on the song “Bring It Back” propelled the artist into the mainstream. The official video has 18.5 million views on YouTube.
Trouble featured Atlanta rapper idol Booise Badazz on a 2020 track, “Ain’t My Fault.” The song was a bright spot on her latest studio album titled “Thug Luv”. The official video is one of Trouble’s most viewed on YouTube with over 20 million views.
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Trouble attended the premiere of Boosie’s movie, “My Struggle,” in 2021.
Who is accused of killing Atlanta rapper Trouble?
The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said Jamichael Jones, 33, surrendered to Rockdale County deputies and is now in custody.
Investigators have apparently traveled to places they believe Jones may have connections in hopes of finding more information. Deputies went to the home of the suspect’s mother.
Jones allegedly called her while the deputies were there and an investigator convinced Jones to turn himself in.
On Tuesday, a Rockdale County Trial Court judge denied Jones bail. His next hearing is scheduled for June 15.
How did Trouble die?
Law enforcement said the deadly shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. Sunday inside the Lake St. James apartment complex.
“As deputies arrived, they observed a black male lying on the ground with a gunshot wound,” Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Jedidia Canty said Sunday at a conference call. hurry.
The 34-year-old artist was shot in the chest according to investigators.
Rapper Trouble attends the Atlanta premiere of ‘My Struggle’ at the Riverside EpiCenter on September 22, 2021 in Austell, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
“We know there are a lot of people who are really upset right now and heartbroken about the situation,” Canty said.
Officials said Orr was visiting a woman when Jones broke into the apartment and opened fire.
“Mr. Jamichael Jones knew the woman, and it was a domestic dispute … the suspect and the victim did not know each other,” Canty said.
Jamichael Jones (Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office)
Resident Loki Blanchett told FOX 5 Atlanta that he heard all of this happen as he walked home to his apartment just across the hall.
“They were saying, you know, they were trying to revive somebody,” he recalled.
He said he was in shock to see the scene unfold in what he described as a normally quiet neighborhood.
“To be honest with you, we don’t have those kinds of situations or issues that happen in that particular neighborhood, so finding out you have a local celebrity that’s in your residential neighborhood and that’s what happens … it was like very, very traumatic,” he explained.
If you have any information that may help the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office in their investigation, you are encouraged to call 770-278-8188.