The Atlanta-based rap artist known as Lil Marlo shot and killed, his record label reported Sunday.
Quality Control Music label, the music label for the rising star for the last three years, announced the death of Rudolph “Marlo” Johnson in a social media post, stating he will be commemorated as: “a man of great talent who feared nothing.”
The Atlanta Police Department confirmed that officers found a 30-year-old man named Rudolph Johnson was shot in a vehicle on I-285 near the Benjamin E. Mays Drive overpass.
Reports came after officers responding to a call about an accident on Saturday night. Police did not confirm the man’s identity, though investigators believe the rapper was a targeted shooting.
The department believed the driver was intentionally shot and the department’s homicide investigators are peering into the incident.
Kevin “Coach K” Lee took the Instagram post to share a photo of himself with Lil Marlo on Instagram, writing: “You always had a smile on your face when we talked. If only everybody could’ve seen the pureness of your heart. This is such a hard thing to do RIP Marlo. Prayers to your kids & family.”
Meek Mill, Lil Yachty react to the Lil Marlo’s Death
As news of rapper Lil Marlo’s death started circulating Sunday (July 12), artists and other music industry celebrities reacted with shock on social media.
The Quality Control Music artist had been shot and killed the night before while driving on the I-285 in Atlanta.
“At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting,” the Atlanta Police Department said in a report.
Lil Yachty remembered the 30-year-old with a photo on Instagram. “We just did a song a 4 this morning,” The rapper’s fellow and labelmate wrote the image. “smh rip brother @lilmarlo_1”
“Rip Lil Marlo prayers to his family!” Meek Mill tweeted.
Artist Kollision shared in an Instagram story: “Lost of words but I knew where we stood and I’ll never forget them, Heart, to heart convos.”
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Atlanta new rising rapper’s life
Johnson was an upcoming artist who appeared on the scene in 2017 with “2 Hard the Way,” a common work with his friend Lil Baby.
The rapper lately released his album “1st and 3rd,” which he has been advancing on his Instagram profile.
Quality Control Music The label has many acts signed, including Migos, Lil Yachty, Lil Baby, and City Girls.
The label also has Cardi B signed under a management deal, and Trippie Redd is signed to Solid Foundation, Quality Control’s talent management subsidiary.
“So Much Potential That The World Didn’t Get A Chance To See. Love You, Bro. It’s Really Hard For Me To Say RIP,” Quality Control Music CEO Pierre Thomas posted on Instagram.
Johnson shared a series of photos and videos with his kids on Father’s Day, writing: “Thanks For Making Me Y’all Father I Wouldn’t Trade Y’all For Da World.”