In light of the recent fatal shooting of New Orleans rapper Lil’ Snupe, SOHH reached out to Southern rapper Webbie to get a take on his Louisiana home state being known for its violence as much as its music.
In Webbie’s opinion, the best advice he has for younger generations is to focus on education and steer clear of potentially dangerous situations.
“You know, I’m from Baton Rouge, New Orleans is about an hour away,” Webbie told SOHH. “Shout-out to the Hot Boys. Hurricane Katrina went through New Orleans, it went through Baton Rouge, and violence goes on everywhere. Baton Rouge is murder capital of the world. Shout-out to all the kids, all I can do is tell them to stay in school and try to be somebody. It’s real out here. If you ain’t real, don’t go out there. It’s crazy. It’s crazy, man. Pray up. You have to stay prayed up and focused, man.” (SOHH)
Over the weekend, a funeral service for Maybach Music Group associate Snupe took place.
Hundreds of mourners gathered this weekend to pay their final respects to Lil Snupe, the promising 18-year-old rapper who was shot and killed earlier this month. According to the Shreveport Times, the teen’s funeral service was held on Saturday at Jonesboro-Hodge High School in Lil Snupe’s hometown of Jonesboro, La. Mourners reportedly began arriving three hours before the service began. Rapper Meek Mill, who had signed Lil Snupe (born Addaren Ross) to his DreamChasers record label last year, was among the many attendees. (Huffington Post)
Snupe’s alleged shooter gave himself up last Tuesday (June 25) morning.
The man accused of fatally shooting Addarren Ross, the rapper known as Lil’ Snupe, surrendered to authorities today. Tony D. Holden, 36, of Winnfield, turned himself at 10:15 a.m. today at the Winnfield Police Department. Police Chief Johnny Ray Carpenter and Assistant Police Chief Russell Jones took Holden into custody without incident, police Lt. Charles Curry said. Holden has been booked into Winnfield City Jail on one count each of first-degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. No bond amount has been set. (Shreveport Times)
A week prior, buzz behind multiple warrants being issued for the Louisiana resident surfaced.
According to a statement released to MTV News by Louisiana’s Winnfield City Police Department on Friday (June 21), warrants have been issued for the arrest of 36-year old Winnfield resident Tony Holden. The convicted felon stands 5’8″ and weighs approximately 215 pounds, according to police records, and has black hair and brown eyes. Police officials are asking that anyone with knowledge of Holden’s whereabouts to contact the Winnfield Police Department immediately at 318-628-3511. (MTV)