Def Jam’s 2 Chainz has come forward to speak out on the passing of his protégé Bankroll Fresh last week.
Appearing on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week, Deuce spoke on Fresh’s legacy.
“He was with my company, you know, signed to a company I’m a part of, Street Execs. He had his own movement called Street Money. He was an authentic rapper, trap rapper, from Atlanta, who touched many lives, lit up every room he went to. It was super unfortunate, super unnecessary, super senseless. And it just made me want to step up, use my platform for more positivity.” (“The Wendy Williams Show”)
Atlanta rap star T.I. shared an emotional post on Bankroll this past weekend.
Sometimes shit just get to moving so fast it's impossible to make sense of it all…. I know death is apart of life but it seems so unfair to snatch somebody before they got to begin to reach their potential & change they life. And now it's OVER??? Can't be. We got nothing but Love,Respect,&Admiration over here fa u lil bro!!!! Salute… #RIPBankrollFresh long [email protected]
This shit KEEP HAPPENING!!!! Chinx,Snupe,Doe-B,Dolla,Duncan,Stacks Bundles, Dex Osama…. The list of young talented kids who died before they could really get a chance to make it,gettin longer than the ones who actually DO get to MAKE IT. We come from NOTHING… And can just as easily loose it ALL FOR NOTHING. I looked forward to seeing what u was gon do next. I seen young niggaz kick it a thousand ways & I can tell when the sauce is sincere. U was a real1 who always came from a real place…. More than I can say for most of these sour muuuufuckaz who still here getting the chance u didn't. My family's Prayers to U & Yours lil bro. #RIPBankrollFresh
Fellow Atlanta hip-hop artist Metro Boomin remembered Bankroll’s life on Instagram this weekend.
they took my brother Fresh and I'm hurt right now. very hurt. hurt is the only thing that's been on my mind and heart since I was in magic last night. hurt was on my mind and heart when I woke up this morning. u always wanted to see niggas do good and be good. u used to tell us that once you good then we good and that you would do things the right way and not like the rest of these niggas. I'm hurt that this music shit has made everything so different and affected all of my personal relationships because of the high demand of work and the stress. but you were one of the few niggas that understood and still gave full support. I miss how fun and natural this shit used to be, before it felt like as much of a job as it does now. I miss recording songs at the house all night and u would just stay and sleep on the couch because you wanted to win as bad as I wanted to win. I hate how we did less and less as we both were getting more and more success. we were both so busy and never could even be in town at the same time anymore. But through that you were still genuinely happy for me as much as I was for you. I've worked so much over the years and neglected my personal life so much that I feel alone at times now. I shoulda been there and you shoulda been here. I didn't even wanna do all this Instagram typing shit but Love your family and friends and never take them for granted. Call them and stop texting and tweeting all the fucking time. I'm only 22 and still growing and learning life. Fuck all that sad shit tho man I love u bra and will always appreciate your love support from day1. #LONGLIVEFRESH
Details of Bankroll’s shocking death surfaced online early Saturday (March 5).
Authorities say Trentavious White, 28, known as “Bankroll Fresh” died from his injuries suffered at Street Execs Studio on Defoor Place. The shooting happened late Friday night and dozens of shell casings were discovered at the scene. Bankroll Fresh is known for his hit “Hot Boy.” He also worked at Street Execs alongside popular rapper and College Park native 2 Chainz. (Fox 5)