American Rapper, Young Capone Dies at Age 35 After Being Reported Missing in Chicago. On Tuesday, his publicist Aleesha Carter announced his death on Instagram with a “heavy heart.”
Young Capone Dies at Age 35
‘This is with a heavy heavy heart that I’m even posting this. We made magic when we strategically put out projects, always,’ she began. ‘Young Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara was one of my first Hip Hop/ Rap clients, and I can’t believe the news I just got of his unexpected passing! A friend…a client and just huge in East Atlanta. This is not the easiest post at all. Rest easy, RIP.’
The post featured a clip from his music video with Mario, Choosin, as well as artwork honoring the late Atlanta-based rapper, also known as Dopeboy Ra and RaRa to fans.
The cause of death has not yet been determined. According to Vibe, he was 35 years old at the time.
Capone went missing in Chicago in July, according to 103.5 The Beat.
Tip of Grand Hustle released a statement paying tribute to the late rapper and expressing his support for his family and fans.
‘The Grand Hustle family is deeply saddened by Rara’s tragic death (formally known as Young Capone). We extend our heartfelt sympathies to his family, children, friends, and the Atlanta community.
‘Our Grand Hustle brother will be truly missed for his remarkable presence and effortless talent.’
Djuan Hart, the music manager, shared the music video for Friends: ‘This is not the type of post I want to be making, man. When I heard Shawty had died, the first thing that came to mind was the making of this video. No major talent… ‘Our hearts go out to his family and loved ones.’
Short Biography of Young Capone
According to XXL, Young Capone was born Rodriguez Smith and rose to prominence in the mid-2000s performing in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene.
During his prolific career, the rapper released numerous albums, including Tha Life of a Youngsta in 2010, followed by Paper and Politics, both of which were released prior to him changing his name to Dopeboy Ra.
He eventually collaborated with Grand Hustle, appearing on several tracks from their 2017 album We Want Smoke, including Friends and Game 7.
He has also collaborated with Daz Dillinger and Jermaine Dupri, whose record label he eventually joined. According to People, he released the track Lights, Camera, Action in 2006 while signed to Dupri’s label So So Def.
According to XXL, his album, SlumMade 2.0, was released late last year.
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