Trouble death LATEST: Label and fans pay tributes to Atlanta rapper after his sudden death

RAP star Trouble was shot dead at the age of 34, his record label announced.

The rapper was reportedly shot to death at about 3.20am Sunday at the Lake St. James Apartment complex at 50 St. James Drive in Conyers, the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office told WSB-TV.

Def Jam Recordings remembers the Atlanta rapper, whose legal name is Mariel Semonte Orr, as a "true voice for his city" in a heartbreaking Instagram post.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble," the label said.

"A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob"

More details surrounding the rapper's death are currently unknown, as fans take to social media to mourn his death.

Read our Trouble blog for the latest updates on his death …

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    Who was Lil Keed?

    Lil Keed was a 24-year-old American rapper.

    Born on March 16, 1998, in Atlanta, Georgia, the artist briefly worked at Subway and McDonald's during his teenage years before breaking into the music industry.

    He first started making music with his younger brother Semaja Render, posting the songs online.

    He was then signed to Young Thug's record label, YSL Records, as well as 300 Entertainment. 

    He tragically died in May 2022.

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    'Atlanta is in my prayers hard rn'

    One fan said "Atlanta is in my prayers hard rn," alongside a list of rappers who recently died or have legal troubles.

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    Fan shares Thief in the Night video

    "RIP Trouble," they wrote on Twitter.

    "Thief in the Night will forever be a classic."

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    'Praying for the future'

    The rapper's ex continued: "Respect yo ppl Respect Life! It can Be all ova any day!"

    Alexis then shared some words of her own, writing: "Praying for the industry … Praying for peace … Praying for protection … Praying for wisdom … Praying for guidance … Praying for the future," via Instagram stories.

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    Alexis Skyy on Trouble's death

    Following his death, Alexis took to her Instagram account to share a screenshot of one of Trouble's Twitter posts from May 14, 2022.

    "Life short af dawg smh," the post reads.

    "Neva know when yo numBa gon Be called! Move wit grace."

    Trouble's tweet continued: "Be grateful … Forgive – Dont forget … Love yo ppl n make sho dey know!!"

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    Trouble's relationship with Alexis Skyy

    Known for her appearances on various legs of the Love & Hip Hop franchise, Alexis Skyy is a social media influencer and reality television personality.

    She and Trouble reportedly dated throughout 2019.

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    When was Trouble shot?

    The rapper was shot at about 3.20am Sunday.

    The shooting occurred at the Lake St. James Apartment complex at 50 St. James Drive in Conyers, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

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    Trouble's cause of death explained

    The rapper was shot to death, the Rockdale County Sheriff's Office told WSB-TV.

    His death was announced on June 5, 2022, by Def Jam Recordings on their Instagram profile.

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    Basketball star mourns Trouble

    Basketball player Tiffany Hayes said: "He was really the coolest.

    "Fly high Skoob."

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    Trouble's ex is 'praying for the industry'

    Alexis Sky, the ex-girlfriend of the Atlanta rapper posted on her Instagram story that she is "praying for the industry" as well as for peace, protection, guidance, wisdom, and for the future.

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    'Dark cloud over Atlanta'

    One Trouble fan tweeted that the news felt unreal.

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    Meek Mill woke up to the news

    Rapper Meek Mill tweeted that he woke up to texts warning him to be careful as news of Trouble's passing spreads.

    "And I woke up to rip trouble…. Everybody texting be careful! Smh rip fam!!!!"

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    Trouble's accolades

    Trouble's song Bussin, from his debut album in 2011, has over 2.7million views on YouTube.

    In 2015, the rapper was featured on Young Thug's hit Thief in the Night.

    His 2018 debut studio album, Edgewood, includes a collaboration with Drake.

    Trouble's most recent album was Thug Luv in 2020.

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    Rap Caviar pays tribute

    Hip-hop playlist maker Rap Caviar tweeted a tribute to Trouble calling him "one of Atlanta's most distinct voices."

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    Last party

    Trouble had shared an advertising poster on social media for the party It's a Legendary Summer which was held in Decatur, Georgia on June 4.

    There are several clips from a party on his Instagram stories.

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    Gucci Mane tweets tribute

    Fellow Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane tweeted out his respects for the late artist.

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    Def Jam's post

    Trouble's record label Def Jam posted a picture of the rapper on Instagram, announcing his death and calling him an "inspiration."

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble.

    "A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob"

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    A post shared by Def Jam Recordings®️ (@defjam)

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    Trouble's collaborations

    Trouble has worked with a number of popular musicians, including Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame, and Lupe Fiasco.

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    Who is Trouble?

    Born on November 4, 1987, Mariel Semonte Orr – mostly known by Trouble – hails from Atlanta, Georgia.

    The rapper's debut mixtape, December 17th, was released in April of 2011 and placed at number 23 on Complex's 25 Best Mixtapes list that year.

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