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Emerging rapper KJ Balla, 23, is gunned down in Brooklyn after rhyming that he ‘can’t die on the street’

Emerging rapper KJ Balla, 23, is shot to death in Brooklyn after rhyming in the recent video that he ‘can’t die on the street’

  • Emerging rap star KJ Balla was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn
  • The murder took place on Friday evening around 9:45 PM
  • 23-year-old Balla, real name Noel Kennedy, walked past Bradford St
  • Paramedics rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died
  • Detectives have yet to determine a possible motive for the shooting

A Brooklyn rapper was shot in a drive-by recording less than a month after bragging in one of his rap songs that he “ can’t die on the street. ”

KJ Balla, also known as Kennedy Joseph Noel, 23, was shot in the chest after a gunman fired five shots as he drove past a passing car on Bradford St. in East New York on Friday evening.

The shooting happened just before 10 p.m. according to the NYPD. The rapper was about a mile from his home when he was shot.

Emerging rap star KJ Balla was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn

Emerging rap star KJ Balla was killed in a drive-by shooting in Brooklyn

The murder took place on Friday evening around 9:45 PM. Pictured, Rapper KJ Balla from his Facebook page

The murder took place on Friday evening around 9:45 PM. Pictured, Rapper KJ Balla from his Facebook page

The murder took place on Friday evening around 9:45 PM. Pictured, Rapper KJ Balla from his Facebook page

The shooting took place on Bradford St in East New York, Brooklyn, in the photo

The shooting took place on Bradford St in East New York, Brooklyn, in the photo

The shooting took place on Bradford St in East New York, Brooklyn, in the photo

He died in Brooklyn University Medical Center after being hit by one of the bullets.

No arrests were made in the murder of New Lots Avenue.

In his most recent video, Back to Back, KJ Balla patted fellow artist Jay Gwuapo, where the emerging hip-hop star was told he couldn’t “die on the street.”

“Keep a TEC when I’m driving on the street, I can’t die on the street, so I jump in the cab and ride to the beat,” he knocked.

23-year-old Balla, real name Noel Kennedy, walked past Bradford St. Pictured, Rapper KJ Balla (center) from his Instagram page

23-year-old Balla, real name Noel Kennedy, walked past Bradford St. Pictured, Rapper KJ Balla (center) from his Instagram page

23-year-old Balla, real name Noel Kennedy, walked past Bradford St. Pictured, Rapper KJ Balla (center) from his Instagram page

Paramedics rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound

Paramedics rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound

Paramedics rushed him to Brookdale University Hospital, where he died of a gunshot wound

KJ Balla co-founded his own label, Nothing Records. His songs have been streamed on Spotify more than 170,000 times.

He is known for two hit singles, Switch the Game and Strangers. A 2017 music video, Cookin Up, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times on YouTube.

Many of his lyrics focus on street violence and gunfights, but his family says he was focused on his music career and was a born artist.

“He danced on the trains when he was little, then he started rapping. He was very charismatic. He was really in his rap career and was waiting for it to start, ‘said rapper’s mother, Valencia Smith, to the Daily news.

KJ Balla co-founded his own label, Nothing Records. His songs have been streamed on Spotify more than 170,000 times

KJ Balla co-founded his own label, Nothing Records. His songs have been streamed on Spotify more than 170,000 times

KJ Balla co-founded his own label, Nothing Records. His songs have been streamed on Spotify more than 170,000 times

“He never comes home,” she sobbed. “He was my only son! “I am so heartbroken. It will never be the same for me. ‘

KJ Balla is known for two hit singles, Switch the Game and Strangers. A 2017 music video, Cookin Up, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times on YouTube

KJ Balla is known for two hit singles, Switch the Game and Strangers. A 2017 music video, Cookin Up, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times on YouTube

KJ Balla is known for two hit singles, Switch the Game and Strangers. A 2017 music video, Cookin Up, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times on YouTube

She had a message for her son’s murderers when she accused the murderers as “cowardly.”

“Jealousy and envy took over your heart and took up a very important part of my heart,” she said.

Thursday evening, the rapper’s family had gathered to celebrate his sister’s birthday.

“We were always together, the family,” said Aunt Jacqueline Smith. “I can’t even imagine this happening. This just hurts a lot. ‘

“They will be discovered,” Smith said of the killer. “Witnesses say they saw someone fleeing in a dark hoodie.”

A 26-year-old man who was with the rapper at the time of the shooting was slapped in the back, stomach and arm. He managed to reach Brookdale Hospital and is expected to survive.

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