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Atlanta rapper Trouble, 34, shot and killed in home invasion

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Atlanta rapper Trouble, 34, shot and killed in home invasion

Trouble, an Atlanta rapper who recorded with Drake, the Weeknd and others, has been shot and killed, aged 34.

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The rapper, real name Mariel Semonte Orr, was killed early on Sunday morning in a home invasion at an apartment in Conyers, an eastern suburb of Atlanta.

A suspect has been named by police as Atlanta resident Jamichael Jones, who is wanted on allegations of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault, after Orr was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said Jones and Orr were not known to each other, but that Jones was involved in a “domestic situation” with a woman Orr was visiting at the apartment.

As Trouble, Orr released his debut mixtape in 2011, the first in a series of nine mixtape releases interspersed with guest appearances with artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Young Thug. In 2018, celebrated producer Mike Will Made It signed Orr to his label and produced the entirety of his debut album Edgewood, which features artists including Drake, the Weeknd, Quavo, Offset and Fetty Wap.

Drake posted a commemorative image of Orr on his Instagram account, while Def Jam Records called Orr “a true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented”. Gucci Mane, Juicy J and TI were among the other rappers paying tribute to Orr. 

Reference: The Guardian: Ben Beaumont-Thomas

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