News: Crunchy Black's Near-Fatal Shooting Details Revealed, "[He's] Recovering After Being Shot In The Face & The Leg"
Thursday, Jul 5, 2012 6:02PM
More details on the near-fatal shooting of former Three 6 Mafia member Crunchy Black have emerged online, including where and when the event happened.
According to reports, Black got shot early Sunday (July 1) morning in Las Vegas.
Crunchy Black -- a former member of the rap group Three 6 Mafia -- is recovering after being shot in the face and the leg in Las Vegas earlier this month ... TMZ has learned. According to the Las Vegas Metro Police Department, Black -- real name Darnell Carlton -- was shot at 3:30 AM on July 1st. Cops say they have located a "possible scene where multiple rounds had been fired" ... but no suspects have been arrested in connection with the shooting. Cops say the case is now being investigated as an attempted murder. So far, cops have not released a possible motive. (TMZ)
Reports of the shooting did not make mainstream headlines until two days later.
While details remain scarce at this time, it has been confirmed that Crunchy Black of Three 6 Mafia has been shot and is currently hospitalized. A photo has been released of Crunchy Black, legally known as Darnell Carlton, laying in a hospital bed recovering. Based off of the photo, it looks as though the gun shot wound has done some serious damage. (Vlad TV)
The Southern rapper left Three 6 Mafia in summer 2006 to pursue a solo career.
XXLMAG.COM has learned that Three 6 Mafia group member Crunchy Black is no longer with the Memphis-based trio. While the details surrounding the split remain sketchy, a spokesman for Sony Records confirmed today that the rapper has not been with the group since May, and that his departure was his decision and he was not asked to leave by fellow members Juicy J and DJ Paul. (XXL Mag)
He officially teamed up with the Memphis crew in the early 1990's.
The group started in 1991 in Memphis with DJ Paul (Paul Beauregard), Juicy J (Jordan Houston) and Lord Infamous (Ricky Dunigan). Big P of Hughes Arkansas better know as Preston Jones is the Originator. The original name for the dark hip hop group was "Backyard Posse". The group formed through the release of numerous EPs from their own record company with Nick Scarfo, Prophet Entertainment, which were sold around Memphis and the Mid-South. Later DJ Paul and Juicy J formed their own label, Hypnotize Minds Records. During their early career, they also propelled the careers of several other rappers. Eventually added before the release of Mystic Stylez were rappers Koopsta Knicca (Robert Cooper), Gangsta Boo (Lola Mitchell), and Crunchy Black (Darnell Carlton). (Wikipedia)
Check out a past Crunchy Black interview below: