He was just 29 years old
Doughboy Roc of the rap group Doughboyz Cashout was murdered in his hometown of Detroit. The rapper was 29.
According to Detroit’s CBS affiliate, the man born Rodney Yeargin was shot while sitting in a white Hyundai on the city’s westside. Initial reports say that Yeargin was shot twice ― once in the shoulder and once near his right ear. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The shooting occurred in broad daylight at 3:30 p.m. local time.
Reports indiacte that the car was sitting near the intersection of Stoepel Street and Westfield Avenue close to I-96 and Livernois Avenue when someone shot the rapper twice.
According to local news radio outlet WWJ, the killing shocked the neighborhood.
“Everybody was so surprised,” an unnamed resident told the station. “They couldn’t believe that someone they knew from the neighborhood, who also is famous and young, had been found dead in his car.”
Detroit police are investigating the shooting and have not yet released a suspect or a potential motive for the killing.
Tributes to the late rapper appeared almost immediately on social media after word of his death got around. Producer Helluva shared a story about working with the rapper to his Instagram and expressed shock that he was gone.
“You shot this video the day before you went to jail at my studio @doughboy_roc we got so wasted of a liter of 1800 and I kept the bottle till you got out, I look at all of y’all young detroit rappers like y’all my little brothers but your really my little brother, you came on crutches to perform for my niece party and told me you’ll beat my ass when I tried to pay you, are last conversation I was like dam you don’t f*ck wit you brother no more and you was like hell I don’t be bothering you cuz I know you b busy as hell and I told you, you my brother man I don’t give a f*ck what I do in life I’ll always b there for you, I can’t fight back the tears right now I love you bro”
Doughboy Roc had just released a solo mixtape last month. Roc vs. Balboa contained features from his fellow Doughboyz Payroll, Big Quis, HBK, and Doughboy Dre.
Other Detroit acts including his fellow Doughboyz Cashout members and Big Sean all took a second to grieve the passing of the rising rapper.
“October – 9 – 2017 not just me but the whole city lost a real good n*gga. Rest up Roc We love you #DoughboyzCashout4Life,” wrote HBK Kid.
“RIP Doughboy Roc. Bless his Soul, his family n Doughboyz Cashout. We gotta do better,” wrote Big Sean. “Wow man the homie Doughboy Roc gone?!?!?! RIP 2017 too crazy man smh,” wrote Chase N Cashe. “Man life too crazy it be the realist n*ggas get chipped and sucka n*ggas just be out here never ending.”
Watch The Video
Check out the video via CBS Detroit up top. What do you think? Are you upset that a rising star is gone? Were you a Doughboyz Cashout fan? Do you think the group will continue without Doughboy Roc or is the collective done for? Sound off in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this article.