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How did Trouble die? Atlanta rapper, 34, was called 'true voice for his city'

The ‘Bring It Back’ rapper had performed on the night of Saturday, June 4, only hours before the incident
According to information released, the rapper was murdered on the early morning of June 5 (Trouble/Facebook)
According to information released, the rapper was murdered on the early morning of June 5 (Trouble/Facebook)

Atlanta rapper Trouble, aka Mariel Semonte Orr, was shot and killed in the early morning of Sunday, June 5. The ‘Bring It Back’ rapper, who broke into the professional music world in April 2011 with the release of his mixtape ‘December 17th', had performed on the night of Saturday, June 4, only hours before the incident.

His label Def Jam confirmed the news of his death in an Instagram post on Sunday, June 5. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble,” Def Jam wrote. “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob.”


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Murdered by gunshot

Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department has issued arrest warrants for an Atlanta man named Jamichael Jones in connection to the shooting death of rapper Trouble. According to a CBS46 News report, Trouble was shot and killed early Sunday morning, June 5, outside of an apartment complex in Conyers, Georgia, which is located 24 miles east of Atlanta. 

“What we know and what I can tell you is that with Mr. Mariel Orr which is the victim was visiting a female friend at the complex and Mr. Jamichael Jones did know the female and it was a domestic situation,” said Rockdale County Public Information Officer Jedidia Canty as per the report.

Alexis Sky, the ex-girlfriend of the rapper, expressed her sadness about the events. She took to her Instagram story and posted, "Prayer for industry, praying for peace, praying for protection, praying for wisdom, praying for guidance, praying for future."

After the death of the rapper, also known as Skoob, was confirmed, the community of rappers mourned with sadness. One wrote, "Atlanta rapper Trouble has passed away at the age of 34. We are sending our condolences and prayers to his fans, closest friends, and his family."


A successful decade of career

Born on November 4, 1987, Trouble went on to work with several famous musicians, including Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame, and Lupe Fiasco. The rapper also made an appearance on Young Thug's 2015 hit 'Thief in the Night' from Slim Season 2. In 2016, he delivered another street-worthy mixtape called '16.' In 2017, Trouble signed with Mike WiLL Made-It’s Eardrummer Records and dropped his debut studio album, 'Edgewood,' in 2018. The 16-song collection boasts the Drake-assisted banger 'Brink It Back and 'Real Is Rare.' His last album was 'Thug Luv' in 2020. He boasted over 125.6K followers on Twitter and another 111K on Instagram.