Rapper Huey shot dead – Killed in a shooting in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Rapper Huey shot dead – Killed in a shooting in St. Louis, Missouri. The rapper was at the age of 32 at his death.
Rapper Huey, born Lawrence Franks Jr, was killed in a shooting on Thursday night. As per local authorities, he died soon after being admitted to the hospital.
Rapper Huey was best known for his hit song in 2006. He song named “Pop, Lock, & Drop it” gained attention and love from fans worldwide. The song was his debut single.
He was one of two reported victims in a shooting in Kinloch, Missouri last night (June 25).
Music executive William “Quayshaun” Carter, who worked with Huey in the 2010s, confirmed the news to Pitchfork. “He was a good kid. He was raised on the streets and he chose to do something different. He’d just started another business – he was getting into upscale clothing, and it was working out, and he was happy,” he said. “His passing is a tragic loss to the hip-hop world. He was a part of hip-hop history.”
Huey released “Pop, Lock & Drop It” in 2006 via Jive Records. The single peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 2007. That same month, Huey released his studio debut Notebook Paper, which included guest spots from T-Pain, Yo Gotti, Lloyd, Trey Songz, and Mario, among others. Huey’s output slowed in the ensuing years. He released Redemption in 2010, said he signed with Waka Flocka Flame’s Brick Squad Monopoly in 2013 and shared the Project H mixtape in 2014.