It’s true, according to Atlanta news sources. The rapper, Yung Mazi, is dead.
What was his cause of death?
According to 11AliveNews, Yung Mazi was shot to death the evening of August 6, 2017.
The television station reported, “Sources have confirmed with 11Alive that local Atlanta rapper, Yung Mazi, was shot to death Sunday night in Atlanta’s Kirkwood community.”
11AliveNews added, “Police responded to the shooting, near the intersection of Oakview Road and Hosea L. Williams Drive, around 8:55 p.m., where they found the victim had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.”
Police said in a brief press conference from the scene that, a few minutes before 9 p.m. on August 6, 2017, personnel in a precinct heard gunshots, and so they rushed to the scene. They observed “a male who had been shot multiple times” near a pizza business. They tried to render aid, but he was deceased at the scene, police said. The suspect was described by a police commander at the scene as a black male, no height or weight given, wearing a white T shirt and with dreads pulled back. At this point in the investigation, “we believe the victim was targeted. We have very little to go on at this point in time,” the commander said. The suspect was seen running westbound from the scene.
Yung Mazi died outside a pizza restaurant called Urban Pie, the television station reported.
Local media posted photos on Twitter of a shot-up Mercedes. Fox5 photojournalist Jim Zorn wrote on Twitter, “Medical Examiner is on scene in Kirkwood. The Mercedes Benz is shot…the windshield and there are lots of shell casings.”
The identification came late in the evening; even after 8 p.m. there was no idea, Zorn reported. A crowd was gathering at the scene, he said.
Local media and others posted photos and videos on Twitter and Instagram showing a shot-up Mercedes. “It has been reported that Rapper (#KevinGates affiliate) #YungMazi was a fatal victim in an #Atlanta shooting tonight. The police have not verified the victim(s) in the shooting but close friends and family confirm his passing . Let’s keep his family in our prayers ?? #RestInPeace,” The Shade Room Instagram post with the below video read.
A day ago, Yung Mazi, whose real name was Jibril A., posted the below photo on Instagram and wrote, “yungmazibwa@bmgsunny @omarbwa @doit4mucho real brothers ❤️❤️❤️ ready to die bout all of em don’t play wit what I love.”
A day ago, he also posted this:
According to Dance Hall Hip Hop, “Yung Mazi is signed to Kevin Gates label and has in the past worked with the Baton Rouge rapper. He also previously worked with local Atlanta rappers like Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan.”
Yung Mazi had been shot before and always survived in the past. “Known for his collaborations with the likes of Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan, this wasn’t Mazi’s first encounter in front of a gun as his prominence grew in tandem with several near-death shootings, the last of which occurred at a Waffle House in Atlanta in January of this year,” reported HotNewHipHop.com.
Yung Mazi spoke publicly on video about being shot in the past.
Mazi’s website said: “Mazi, who was raised a devout Muslim, had the misfortune of learning the hard way…Twice. ‘I just recently found out you’re not going to be able to balance the music and the streets. It’s either one or the other.’”
Several years ago, the website said, an “old beef with a hustler” reemerged and Mazi “was shot five times—one bullet hitting him in the head and leaving him temporarily brain damaged, almost ending his life.” As a result of that shooting, ” I had to learn how to read, write, and speak all over again,” Mazi wrote on his website.