41-Year-Old Rapper Montana22 Dies During Shooting
Hot New Hip Hop reported today that the police are looking into a shooting that left one man dead. The outlet says a shooting went down in Houston, Texas, at an apartment complex. ABC13 was the first to report that it occurred on the 26th of October.
Currently, it's unclear what events led to the killing, but the outlet confirmed that the 41-year-old rapper, Montana22, was shot and killed during the confrontation. Emanuel Solomon, aka, Montana22, lived in the complex with his 11-year-old son and he died while he was protecting his child from gunfire.
Reportedly, the police never shared the identities of the people killed, but the ex-girlfriend of the rapper was the one to come out to say it was her boyfriend who was murdered.
According to ABC13, the 11-year-old child was hurt in the attack but his life hasn't been endangered. The police say they were looking for three suspects who there at the apartment building. Montana22 had three children at the time of his death.
As most know, this wouldn't be the first time a hip-hop star was involved in a shooting incident this year. Perhaps most famously, Pop Smoke, 20, was killed in a home invasion near the start of 2020 just before the coronavirus pandemic began.
Following his death, 50 Cent and other rappers in the industry participated in the creation of the posthumous record, Shoot For The Stars...Aim For The Moon, which went to number one on the charts after its release.
Additionally, another rapper, Hurricane Chris, was indicted on second-degree murder charges after he was accused of shooting a man in a Louisiana gas station. Hurricane Chris was picked up by the authorities over an incident in which a man was left dead.
The rapper claimed he was acting in self-defense, but the police said they have video footage showing the contrary. Hurricane Chris and his attorney at law have argued that he will work to clear his good name and will come out victorious in the trial.