Atlanta rapper Young Scooter is the latest entertainer to keep slain hip-hop artist Doe B‘s memory alive with the release of his tribute, “Letter 2 The Streets.”
On the track, Scooter acknowledges Doe’s passing and stresses the dangers of being a performing artist.
“Rest in peace Doe B, that sh*t sad to see,” Scooter raps. “I remember when he used to get the gas from street/He was born a country boy n*gga just like me, Tip blessed him with a chance but he ain’t survived these streets/N*ggas hate everyday, that’s the way the game go/Gotta keep some shooters with me when I rock these shows/You ain’t safe in these clubs, you know money, it talks/And for the right price your partner’ll knock you off.” (“Letter 2 The Streets”)
Over the weekend, Grand Hustle head T.I. joined friends and family alike to remember Doe B at a funeral service in Montgomery, Alabama.
Some said it was fitting that even in death rapper Doe B drew a full house, as people packed the church and overflowed into areas outside for his funeral Saturday afternoon. A large crowd of mourners also attended the Saturday morning funeral of Kimberle Johnson, an innocent bystander killed during the same shooting, Funeral services for Johnson, 21, and Glenn Lamar Thomas, 22, known as rapper Doe B, were both held at True Divine Baptist Church on Troy Highway. The two services lasted about four hours and had statements from family, friends and in the case of Thomas, an appearance from rapper T.I., who signed Thomas to his Grand Hustle Records label in 2012. (Montgomery Advertiser)
According to reports, a third victim of last weekend’s shooting was 20-year-old Tim Hamilton.
Family members and Montgomery police say Tim Hamilton, 20, died Friday night. Hamilton had been in critical condition in a Montgomery hospital since being shot Saturday. Two others were killed and five others were injured in the shooting at the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill, formerly known as the Rose Supper Club. (WSFA News)
Last week, 25-year-old Darius Thomas gave himself up to authorities.
Police in Alabama have arrested a second suspect in connection with the murder of rapper Doe B and a woman at a bar in Montgomery on Saturday (28Dec13). Darius Thomas, 25, has been charged with two counts of capital murder after turning himself in on Wednesday night (01Jan14), according to myfoxal.com. uneral arrangements for Doe B are currently underway and he will reportedly be laid to rest on Saturday (04Jan14). (Hollywood)
Prior to Thomas, another 25-year-old suspect received multiple charges after turning himself over to authorites on Sunday (December 29) in connection to the shooting.
Montgomery police charged Jason McWilliams, 25, with two counts of capital murder in connection with the slayings of Glenn Thomas, 22, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, at Centennial Hill Bar and Grill. McWilliams turned himself in late Sunday night, police said. Thomas was a rapper known as Doe B while Johnson was a student studying social work at Troy University, about 50 miles south of here. (USA Today)
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Check out Young Scooter’s “Letter 2 The Streets”: