The 29-year-old rapper Young Slo Be from Stockton, California, who was responsible for the hits “Smurkish Mode” and “I Love You,” was shot and died.
Along with Drakeo the Ruler, the rapper was responsible for the songs “Smurkish Mode,” “I Love You,” and “Unforgivable.”
How Did California Rapper Young Slo Be Die?
Young Slo-Be, a rapper from Stockton, California, passed away, his project manager at Thizzler on the Roof confirmed to Pitchfork. Slo-Be was killed on Friday morning after being involved in a shooting in Manteca, California, according to CBS News (August 5). The project manager for Slo-Be told Pitchfork, “Our entire team mourns him and is shaken to think about the loss of his immense potential to this horrible act of violence.” Slo-Be was just 29 years old.
In a statement shared on the company’s social media pages, Thizzler on the Roof said that it had been an honour to work with Slo-Be over the past couple of years. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones, and our hearts are sad.
Rapper Young Slo Be – motive for the shooting
CBS News states On Friday, a gunman shot and killed Slo-Be in Manteca, California. When the police came, they discovered a shooting victim who had died as a result of his injuries. Given that no information regarding the suspects has yet been made public, it is unknown if there was a reason for the shooting.
Detectives believe the shooting doesn’t seem random, but the precise circumstances surrounding it are still unknown, according to CBS.
Rest In Peace Young Slo-Be 💔 We’re devastated to announce that rising star Young Slo-Be was shot & killed this morning. It was an honor to work with Slo-Be the last couple of years and we’re heartbroken to say goodbye.— Thizzler On The Roof (@TheThizzler) August 5, 2022
Our condolences go out to his family & loved ones. pic.twitter.com/YXjBvBl3On
In a lengthy statement regarding Slo-untimely Be’s passing, Thizzler On The Roof reportedly said, “We are devastated to confirm that Young Slo-Be was slain this morning in Manteca, CA. Since the beginning of our collaboration with Slo-Be in 2020, we have known that his dedication to his craft and strong work ethic will propel him to great heights. He achieved the most widespread success with his TikTok-famous song “I Love You,” but he also leaves behind a robust discography that includes many albums and a cult fanbase that has stuck with him for years.
Rapper Young Slo Be last post on instagram
Young Slo-Be is pictured visiting a Stockton store that sold his hoodies and t-shirts in what would turn out to be his final Instagram post. The store’s proprietor told KCRA 3 that on Friday morning, customers lined up outside to buy Young Slo-Be items.
One supporter, who wished to remain anonymous, expressed his appreciation for the rapper’s songs on Stockton.
The supporter recalled, “He rapped about the streets, essentially like, how it is… growing up here, like, the hardship.”
Those who knew him say that young Slo-Be was a fan favourite in the area.
Lost a legend today💔😓— AD 🌐 (@chaveztheruler) August 5, 2022
Rest In Peace Young Slo-Be🕊🙏🕊 pic.twitter.com/8e2IGi6CyO
“To the entire community, he was incredibly humble. That’s why so many people favoured him,” the music enthusiast claimed. He was well-liked by many since he never pretended to be superior to others.
Young Slo Be would be missed in the Stockton community, according to Lawren Edwards, who described himself as the artist’s cousin.
NOT YOUNG SLO-BE 💔— ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ (@lilbaybgenn) August 5, 2022
Slo was a “very wonderful person,” according to Edwards. Always advance and succeed while remaining autonomous and self-reliant and motivated by, you know, the struggle.
Thizzler On The Roof, a music promoter, wrote in a statement to KCRA 3
“We regret to announce that Young Slo-Be passed away in Manteca, California, this morning. Since the beginning of our collaboration with Slo-Be in 2020, we have known that his dedication to his craft and strong work ethic will propel him to great heights.
However, he also leaves behind a rich repertoire with many albums and a cult following that has followed him for years. He achieved the biggest widespread success with his song “I Love You,” which has gone viral on TikTok. We had high expectations for Young Slo-professional Be’s future and were eager to continue our outstanding collaboration.
RIP Young Slo-Be. Really was on the come up, been one of my favorite artists for a minute.— ebk.eth (@zzsaif777) August 5, 2022
Very sad 💔💔
Was thinking about “Don’t Kome 2 My Funeral” when the news broke.#youngslobe pic.twitter.com/vSKIbJADVF
Fans expressed their disappointment at Young Slo-continuous Be’s growth in the music industry being halted to KCRA 3.
Young Slo-Be was on his way to be sumn big out of NorCal and was one of my favorite artists. Sadly he passed away today so here’s a thread of some of my favorite songs he’s released. RIP Slo-Be🕊— Mo (@ijustbetweetn) August 5, 2022
1. This ain’t nun new ft Bris (rip), EBK Young Joc, & EBK Juvie pic.twitter.com/8Z3AbfSMvA
The Young Slo-Be fan remarked, “I feel like he had so much promise.” “He was like a young artist… He also had the potential to be much more.
Long Live Young Slo-be 🕊— AficionaRIDE (@JetLiiiiife) August 5, 2022
Despite the fact that the gunman is still at large, authorities do not think this was a random act of violence.
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Rapper Young Slo Be career
The statement continued, “We had high hopes for Young Slo-Be’s career and looked forward to doing more great work together. This senseless act of violence has taken a man from his family and leaves a huge void in the West Coast music community. We hope to see a day where this kind of thing isn’t so common. We’ll miss him dearly.”
Young Slo-Be, who performed alongside groups like EBK Young Joc, BounceBackMeek, EBK JaayBo, and the EBK Hotboiiz crew, was a well-known figure in the Stockton rap scene. “EBK JaayBo and Young Slo-Be made the California city of Stockton’s rap scene a must-follow,” Pitchfork’s Alphonse Pierre said in a recent post.
Slo-Be frequently made references to his Nightingale Avenue neighbourhood in his poems, and the cover of his most recent album Southeast featured a Nightingale street sign. His song “I Love You,” which prominently features a sample of Mariah Carey’s “Circles,” rose to fame on TikTok and has since been used in more than 19,000 videos there. Slo-Slo-Be Be’s Bryant 3 album, released in August 2021, also had the Drakeo the Ruler collaboration “Unforgivable,” as well as “I Love You.”
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