Though we are surely paying attention to all the new music that has been released, a major crime spree has been dominating the news in the rap scene lately. Tory Lanez is still awaiting punishment after being imprisoned for shooting Megan Thee Stallion in late 2022. The double murder trials for YSL Rico and YNW Melly are also now in progress. Boosie Badazz was also arrested by federal authorities earlier this week, in addition to those other events. Rot Ken, a 19-year-old rapper, was also detained, according to a recent report from Blanco Tarantino TV.
young and emerging The Atlanta-born artist Kenneth Williams is accused of murder and serious assault. The accusations against him are related to a gunshot on April 26 that ended with Usaini Yunusa, 24, losing his life. Kobe Burns, then 20 years old, also sustained injuries at the time but thankfully made a full recovery. According to police accounts, the shooting happened at The Estates at Perimeter on St. Andrews Drive around 6 o’clock. The alleged murderers are believed to have positioned themselves behind the victims’ automobiles and fired at them.
Rot Ken’s Mugshot Surfaces Online
Rising underground rapper Rot Ken is facing murder and aggravated assault charges after being identified as a suspect in a Cobb County murder case 😢⚖️ pic.twitter.com/iFoTGu020n
— STRAPPED! | Hip-Hop/Rap News (@STRAPPEDUS) June 18, 2023
Burns, who was allegedly intoxicated when the shooting started, quickly fled the scene. Unfortunately, it wasn’t long before he crashed into trees near Interstate Parkway and was later transported to the hospital. There is apparently another suspect connected to the case alongside Ken, though their identity hasn’t been released at this time. Information remains mostly sparse at this time. However, it has been noted that the late Yunusa previously served prison time in Cobb County for weapons-related offences, drug dealing, and gang activity.
As for Rot Ken, he was served his murder warrant while already behind bars for an offence related to his probation. His past criminal record contains convictions including possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, burglary, an theft by receiving stolen property. Elsewhere in the realm of crime and hip-hop, a Memphis man named CEO Teezy was killed earlier this month. His unexpected death came shortly after he was publicly named a person of interest in Young Dolph’s murder, which still remains unsolved by authorities.