Atlanta Rapper Trouble Killed, T.I., Killer Mike, & More Respond

On Sunday, 34-year-old rapper Trouble was fatally shot in Rockdale County. Artists and collaborators are now responding to news of his death.

Atlanta rapper Trouble, whose legal name was Mariel Semonte Orr, was shot and killed early Sunday morning. Per 11 Alive, the 34-year-old rapper was at Lake St. James Apartments just 25 miles east of Rockdale County during an alleged home invasion while visiting a female friend. The news of Orr’s death came as a shock to fans, as less than a week before, he attended the second annual birthday ball of Quality Control CEO Pierre “Coach P” Thomas in Atlanta.

While no arrests have been made, the Rockdale County Police Department have secured warrants for 33-year-old Jamichael Jones, who is wanted on felony murder, home invasion and aggravated assault. Jones is believed to be in Atlanta or the Jonesboro area of Georgia.

On Sunday, Def Jam Records went to social media to confirm the rapper’s death.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble,” the label shared. “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented.”

Trouble – also known as Skoob – was signed to EarDrummers Entertainment and Interscope Records, releasing his sophomore album Thug Luv in 2020. After releasing a series of mixtapes including 2011’s December 17th, #ZayDidIt in 2015 and ending with Year in 2016 in 2017, Trouble released his debut album Edgewood produced entirely by Mike Will Made It.

Here’s how artists are responding to the news of Trouble’s death:

Jaelani Turner-Williams

Jaelani Turner-Williams is a contributing news writer for Okayplayer with bylines at Billboard, MTV News, NYLON, Recording Academy and more. Read her mind on Twitter at @hernameisjae.

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