Rapper Young Capone ‘dies at 35 after being reported missing in Chicago’
Rapper Young Capone has tragically passed away just weeks after going missing in Chicago.
His publicist Aleesha Carter announced his death with a “heavy heart” via Instagram on Tuesday.
“It’s with a heavy heart that I even post this. We’ve done magic when we strategically launch projects, always,” she began. ‘Young Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara has been the one of my first Hip Hop/Rap clients, and I can’t believe the news I just heard of his unexpected passing! A friend… a client and just huge in East Atlanta. the whole post the simplest. Keep calm, RIP.’
The post included a clip from his music video with Mario, Choosin, as well as artwork honoring the late Atlanta-based rapper, also known to fans as Dopeboy Ra and RaRa.
The cause of death is not yet known. He was 35, according to Atmosphere.
Rapper Young Capone has tragically passed away weeks after going missing in Chicago. photographed 2017
According to 103.5 RhythmCapone disappeared in Chicago in July.
Following news of his passing, people like Jermaine Dupri and various other musicians expressed their condolences.
Dupri shared a clip of Young Capone’s song I’m Hot along with a photo of the late musician smoking in a car. He captioned the post with four dove emojis.
Grand Hustle’s Tip shared a statement honoring the late rapper and sending their support to his family and fans.
“The Grand Hustle family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of Rara (formerly known as Young Capone). We send our sincere condolences to her family, children, friends and the Atlanta community.
“Our brother Grand Hustle will be truly missed for his remarkable presence and effortless talent.”
Music director Djuan Hart posted on Instagram with the Friends clip: “Really not the type of message I want to post, man. Making this video was the first thing that came to mind when I ‘Have learned that Shawty has passed away. Great talent no… Condolences to his family and loved ones.’
Rapper JID tweeted: “ra passed away, I’m screwed.”
Young Capone was born as Rodriguez Smith and rose to prominence in the mid-2000s performing in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene, according to XXL.
Young Capone was born as Rodriguez Smith and rose to prominence in the mid-2000s performing in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene in Atlanta; photographed in 2017 in Atlanta
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The rapper has released numerous albums during his prolific career, including 2010’s offering Tha Life of a Youngsta followed by Paper and Politics, both of which were released before he changed his name to Dopeboy Ra.
He eventually joined Grand Hustle and appeared in many tracks on their 2017 album We Want Smoke, including Friends and Game 7.
Notable rappers he has worked with also include Daz Dillinger and Jermaine Dupri, whose label he would eventually join. While signing to Dupri’s So So Def label in 2006, he dropped the track Lights, Camera, Action, according to People.
Her album, SlumMade 2.0, was released late last year, according to XXL.