Dipset’s AraabMuzik is reportedly going the safe route after being shot a few weeks ago in New York by nixing plans to perform at various events beginning this weekend.
According to reports, the producer has started wiping away dates starting Saturday (May 18).
As MVP of the MPC remains on hospital bed rest, fans will be displeased to find out he will have to forgo several upcoming shows. AraabMuzik was shotduring a robbery attempt in his hometown of Rhode Island several weeks ago, and the famed producer is currently recovering from the wounds. A spokesperson for the Professional Use Only DJ has stated that AraabMuzik has cancelled six consecutive shows, beginning with an appearance at the University of Chicago on May 18. His recent circumstances haven’t been able to keep him away from his beat machine and he has the Facebook photos to prove it. (VIBE)
Araab used his Instagram page earlier this month to speak to concerned fans and provide a hospital bed photo of himself.
“#Recorvering. I would like to thank everybody that wished me well, I appreciate all the love from all over the world!! #MVPOFTHEMPC,” he wrote May 4th. (AraabMuzik’s Instagram)
The near-death story caught the attention of various hip-hop artists like Def Jam’s Fabolous.
“Heard some bad news about my bro @araabMUZIK, he’s a incredible talent. Let’s all wish him a fast recovery!!,” Fab tweeted over the weekend. (Fabolous’ Twitter)
Fellow Brooklyn, New York rapper Joell Ortiz acknowledged the producer’s situation.
“@araabMUZIK Healthy and speedy recovery my brother!!” (Joell Ortiz’s Twitter)
Details behind the shooting surfaced across the Internet in early May.
AraabMuzik is recovering after he was shot earlier this week in an attempted robbery. His manager, DukeDaGod, posted an Instagram photo of the producer and MPC virtuoso in the hospital surrounded by a crew of his friends. “Everyone wish my brother @araabmuzik a healthy & pleasant recovery!!!! #Mvpofthempc #Soblessed,” reads the post. Rapper Avatar Darko shed more light on the situation on Twitter. “My lil brodi too trill! They tried to rob him and he ain’t come up off his shit so they tried get him outta there!” he wrote. (Rolling Stone)
An Araab representative eventually stepped forward with a statement on what went down.
“Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well,” AraabMUZIK’s camp said in a statement. “He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can.” (Billboard)