Mariel Orr, known professionally as Trouble, was a very well loved artist from Atlanta, GA. He was gunned down on June 5, 2022 in cold blood by the ex boyfriend of a female companion he was visiting.
According to the word on the streets, the woman and her ex boyfriend, Jamicheal Jones, shared the residence and had broken up about a week before the tragedy unfolded. Trouble and the woman, who was asleep at the time, were awakened by the woman’s ex boyfriend who physically assaulted them both, ultimately fatally shooting Trouble before fleeing the residence.
With so much speculation & gossip surrounding the story not much is known about the female other than her alleged name, “Rissa Royce”. She has now taken to her social media to break her silence for the first time since the murder.
Trouble was born & raised in Atlanta and well loved within his community. I’m sure she’s receiving hellacious backlash with everyone pretty much blaming her for the whole situation.
The main question is why would you bring a man into the home and bed you shared with another man as recent as 1 week ago? It is not known if Trouble knew the previous situation but it’s doubtful he would willingly sleep in another man’s bed knowing the heat behind it. Trouble was very intelligent and not lacking female companions.
Since his death multiple women have come to light posting their photos, tributes & professing their love for the rapper. It’s hard to fathom that he lost his life as the result of a diabolical love triangle. This is one of my biggest fears with dating, you never know who’s still holding on to a lover.
The whole story is a tragic loss for black men, for the community, for the culture. Maybe one day the female will enlighten us with the full story. According to her post, she doesn’t owe any explanations.
The RICO case against YSL members Young Thug & Gunna is front page news here in Atlanta. There are a lot of opposing feelings about the case and whether the DA should be allowed to use their rap lyrics in court to convict them. Young Thug was labeled the gang leader of YSL and hit with 56 charges from everything to murder conspiracy to anything else they could pin on him. Most of us know YSL as a record label with legit music & artists.
Fulton Co. DA Fani Willis has increased security after receiving death threats, stemming from the YSL RICO case and Trump case. She told Chl. 2, “I’m much more cautious now than I’ve ever been in my life of paying attention to my surroundings; it’s required for me to stay alive.” pic.twitter.com/tt4ma868lR
Personally I don’t think rap lyrics are an admission of a crime. That being said this will probably be the new wave with federal prosecutors seeking convictions because of the violent lyrics & imagery that are associated with Hip Hop culture.
Record Executive Kevin Liles, co-founder and CEO of 300 Entertainment went to bat for Young Thug by testifying in his bond hearing. At one point, Liles got emotional and reflected on how the Young Stoner Life label, that he partnered with Young Thug to build, has changed the lives of many people, including his. Liles offered to put up his own money to insure Thug’s bond but the judge declined.
Lil Kim’s Hardcore album as well as this poster was legendary.
Hard to believe it’s been 25 WHOLE YEARS since this album dropped. It’s showing my age. Lil Kim is iconic. Her style, her swagg, her rhymes & delivery were like no other. Every teen age girl from the hood wanted to be Lil Kim the Queen Bee! She was so dope & I can’t imagine hip hop with out her. We love you Kim!
Memphis rapper Adolph ‘Young Dolph’ Thornton Jr. was truly one of the last real ones left. He was not only the CEO of his own very successful record label, Paper Route Empire, but he was also a family man and often times a mentor to troubled youth in his community.
Young Dolph, known as simply “Dolph” was shot & killed on November 17, 2021 while entering Makeda’s Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, TN. He was 36 years old.
Back in 2017, Dolph was shot in Hollywood and survived with non life threatening injuries. So far there is not a lot of official details as to who killed Dolph & more importantly — why. The internet is already talking and connecting his murder to long-standing beefs Dolph may have had with other Memphis rappers. The streets are such a dirty place, it’s really no telling what the motive behind this is. Sometimes pure hate and jealousy will do it.
I’m a firm believer that when you ‘make it big’ you leave your hometown — especially if you’re from small towns and/or poverty ridden areas aka “the hood”. We have seen time and time again where people make it out and they go back “home” to show love and they end up dead. Nipsey Hussle to give a recent example.
As someone who left my hometown over 20 years ago, I completely understand wanting to stay connected to your roots and give back, etc. — but do it discreetly and sparingly. I don’t recommend being too visible or trackable these days. Be extremely mindful of who you allow in your space as you begin to elevate. Dare I say it, but some friends and family must be left behind.
Sure crime happens any and everywhere, but it’s something extremely dangerous about the people you started with watching you become successful. It creates envy and envy is sometimes deadly.
What are your thoughts? Do you agree that people should leave their old stomping grounds for good once they make it out? Why or why not?