Once again, tragedy has befallen Baton Rouge’s hip-hop scene. This past Sunday (Sept. 10), 22-year-old Garrett Burton—more popularly known by his rap name, Da Real Gee Money—was found dead after being shot on 1900 block of Baton Rouge’s Dallas Drive at 1:30 a.m., Sgt. Don Coppola revealed. The Advocate reported the news the same day. Police have yet to identify any suspects.
At the time of his death, Gee Money had been a rapper on the rise, and, earlier this year, we profiled him as one of 12 Baton Rouge rappers you should know. Speaking with The Advocate, activist Arthur “Silky Slim” Reed spoke a bit on the fallen rapper, who he’d met a few times in the past.
“It’s sad to see such a young, vibrant individual’s (life) cut so short,” Reed said at the time. “I’m just praying for his family, and, that his life will save someone else’s life that’s on the same track.”
Da Real Gee Money’s death comes less than six months after the murder of Baton Rouge-based rapper, Zoe Realla, who was shot and killed back in April. On a bigger scale, Gee Money and Realla are part of a list of several rappers murdered in 2017 thus far. Atlanta rapper Young Mazi was murdered last month. Pivot Gang leader DinnerWithJohn was stabbed to death in February. We can only hope the list doesn’t continue to grow.
Watch the news story reporting Da Real Gee Money’s death below.
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