The producer known as AraabMuzik was shot in the jaw and the right leg last night in Harlem.
UPDATE (02/26/16 7:20pm): Swizz Beatz (who's also pictured in the above gallery) has visited AraabMuzik at Harlem Hospital, and he posted a picture of himself standing next to Araab, shown lying in his hospital bed, to Instagram. "My brother who's like my son @araabmuzik would like for everyone to know he is good and thx for the prayers," wrote Swizz.
Judging by Swizz' post, it seems safe to say that Araab is in stable condition, though stay tuned for more detailed updates.
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Producer AraabMuzik, real name Abraham Orellana, was shot on Thursday night (Feb. 25) in Harlem, reports New York Daily News. He underwent surgery due to gunshot wounds to his jaw as well as his right arm at Harlem Hospital, where he is currently recovering. A bullet also grazed his head, according to the report.
James Malloy, a friend of the producer, was also shot in the right leg during the same incident. He is currently in stable condition at St. Luke's Hospital.
The shooting took place at around 7pm at ProAmerica parking garage on W. 125th St. Orellana and Malloy were on their way to exiting the garage when two men approached the driver's seat window. One of the suspects reportedly convinced Orellana, who was driving, that he had dropped something, prompting the producer to roll down the window. The shots were fired immediately after the window went down, and the suspects fled on foot.
Police sources reported that last night's shooting was the second near-death scare AraabMuzik has faced in the past few years. In May 2013, he was shot in his hometown of Providence, Rhode Island during an attempted robbery.
The 26-year-old producer has long been a fixture in New York rap and is widely considered to be a master of the MPC drum machine. He has crafted electronic-leaning beats for A$AP Mob, Styles P, 50 Cent, and just about everybody in Dipset.
We will update you as soon as further news on the state of AraabMuzik's condition becomes available. In the meantime, we send our thoughts and prayers to Abraham Orellana and his family.