Here are 10 standout records from the late, great Bankroll Fresh.
This past weekend, the rap world suffered yet another senseless tragedy with the murder of Bankroll Fresh. Hopefully the frequency of the loathsome killings of promising young talents will not dilute the legacy of any one of hip-hop's fallen stars. In this case, the world lost a rare talent from the fiercely competitive city of Atlanta, right at the time when his movement was taking shape -- when he was set to experience a level of success he couldn't have dreamed of a few short years ago.
Born Trentavious White, the rapper known as Bankroll Fresh began rapping under the name Yung Fresh. He was mentored by Gucci Mane, and he caught the eye of many producers including D. Rich and Zaytoven, impressed by his relentless energy and natural understanding of trap beats. His grind continued at a steady rate and quickly proliferated upon the release of Life of a Hot Boy, his debut project as Bankroll Fresh. He was then signed to 2 Chainz' The Real University, and with the help of Tity, he went on to start his own label and entertainment company, Street Money Worldwide.
Last year, he dropped Life of a Hot Boy 2 as well as a self-titled project, both among the strongest mixtapes of 2015. The former included his first huge hit, "Walked In," produced by Street Money's Mr. 2-17. In the wake of Bankroll's death, young artists and producers, like 2-17, as well as Metro Boomin, have spoken on how he was always humble amid his rise to fame and remained intent on seeing his friends and loved ones reap the rewards of his success.
For those unfamiliar with Bankroll, his dedication and love of his home community can be immediately heard throughout his music. Here are 10 tracks that honor his legacy and provide a brief introduction to his many talents.
R.I.P. to a young legend who was taken in his prime. Stop the killings, stop the violence, and stop robbing the world of great art.