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Rapper Younger Greatness Killed in New Orleans – Rolling Stone

Posted in Trending Topics on 29th October 2018

New Orleans rapper and Money Cash signee Younger Greatness, actual title Theodore Jones, was fatally shot early Monday morning exterior of a Waffle Home, in line with native reviews. He was 34.

Younger Greatness was finest identified for his 2015 hit “Moolah,” which was launched by Atlanta’s High quality Management Data, present residence to the Migos and Lil Yachty. Produced by Jazze Pha, it’s a novel tackle entice music, melding the melody-forward method that’s outlined New Orleans music for generations with the easy, sluggish entice drums that proceed to outline the middle of contemporary hip-hop. In keeping with Younger Greatness, approaching songs melody-first was his first intuition, impressed by New Orleans second line parades. “I at all times was melodic as a result of that’s how I got here up — second line music, we sing,” he informed Rolling Stone in 2016. “That was already instilled into me. … We used to go a lot to the place I used to be the kid in my family that began rebelling on going to the second line.”

“Moolah” was a sluggish burner — it took months, not days, to garner consideration — in the end touchdown Younger Greatness a spot on the Billboard Scorching 100 and a late evening efficiency on The Late Present With Stephen Colbert.

Whereas Younger Greatness was from New Orleans, he relocated to Houston within the wake of Hurricane Katrina. It was there that he discovered early success, attracting the eye of native heroes like Mike Jones and Bun B. After the success of “Moolah,” Younger Greatness signed with New Orleans’ defining report label, Money Cash, underneath the tutelage of Brian “Birdman” Williams.

“The primary time I heard him, I knew he was going to be huge,” Birdman stated in a press release launched after Younger Greatness’ signing. “He’s bought a grasp of melody that few artists have. It’s the sound of the longer term.”

New Orleans authorities haven’t but launched any additional particulars in regards to the capturing.