Meek Mill's Dreamchasers artist, 18-year-old Lil Snupe, was reportedly found dead.
Lil Snupe signed to Meek Mill's Dreamchasers imprint earlier this year, and now we have sad news to report about the rising young rapper.
Lil Snupe, 18 years old (he just had his birthday seven days ago), was reportedly shot dead, news which has been confirmed by his manager, Leem7st, on Twitter. Meek Mill also tweeted about Snupe early this morning, obviously in disbelief. There are very few details available at the moment, but we'll keep you informed once more news on Snupe's death surfaces.
HNHH sends out their condolences to Lil Snupe's family, and Meek Mill, at this time.
Check out Lil Snupe's first official mixtape, R.N.I.C., which he dropped after signing with Dreamchasers, below.
The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil nigga lilsnupe 😢😢 http://t.co/3A7mNRmx66— Leem7st (@leem7st) June 20, 2013
tell lil snupe hit me up right now!!!— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 20, 2013
[UPDATE: Details on the death of Lil Snupe have surfaced.]
As we reported yesterday, Meek Mill's first Dreamchasers signee, Lil Snupe passed away early Thursday morning. At the time we didn't have very many details on his death, aside from the fact that he was shot. Now more details come to light.
Although police are still trying to figure out the reason behind Snupe's murder, which occured in Winnfield, Lousiana they do have a suspect (however, they are not releasing names at this point). Winnfield police say Snupe was shot twice in the chest at the Maplewood apartment complex, which has now been turned into a memorial for the rapper.
Once again, we send out our condolences to Lil Snupe's family. Rest In Peace. [Edit: Meek Mill has also reacted to his signee's death via Twitter, check out what he had to say below.]
The streets killed my Lil nigga Snupe...I always told him don't try 2 keep it real wit the streets.... Bcuz they won't keep it real wit you— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 21, 2013
Some people go 2 college...Some people go 2 jail...Some make it into heaven some make it into hell...nobody wanna lose nobody wanna fail...— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) June 21, 2013
[Update 2: Suspect ID'd in the murder of Lil Snupe]
The Shreveport Times reports that authorities have ID'd 36-year-old Tony D. Holden as Snupe's killer. Holden has been charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Warrants have been issued for each of the aforementioned charges. It's being reported that Snupe was shot over a bet on a video game. SMH.
"We are told they were betting on a video game," Winnfield police Lt. Charles Curry told the Shreveport Times. "Supposedly he (Holden) robbed him (Ross) of money."
A picture of the suspect, Holden, can be seen in the gallery above.