While Atlanta’s finest is scrambling trying to catch a lead in the horrific murder of local rapper Slim Dunkin. The streets are buzzing with speculation and their own theories on who is responsible. Unfortunately none of the rumors have any credibility or connection to the incident at hand.
During rap artist Gucci Mane’s video shoot late Friday afternoon, Mario Hamilton who goes by the name Slim Dunkin was gunned downed during verbal altercations which lead to his death.
The 24 year old was clearly on his way up in the hip hop ladder while side by side controversial rapper Waka Flocka Flame.
Over the years the world inside rap music has been somewhat of a death trap for young thugs trying to make it big in the music industry. With headlines of drive by shootings, unsolved murders all over what used to be simply a handful of lyrics.
Slim Dunkin, was just one of the artists associated and signed to the 1017 Brick Squad movement.
Lately, signed artists have been leaving the association one after another, some with claims of fraud, failure of being paid.
Artists like Lil Capp, who is currently involved in settlement negations with Warner Bros. and Waka Flocka over copyright infringement issues over the hit “O Let’s Do It”.
Kebo Gotti, whom wrote and performed the hit “Grove St. Party”, has now retained a lawyer and seeking proper documentation on his song. As of today’s date Kebo states he has only received a check for $2700.00, and never waived his rights to the hit song.
The video of Kebo Gotti fighting Slim Dunkin went viral on the World Wide Web, with offers into the tens of thousands for the rights to put out Pt. 2 of the fight on various sites. During which Gotti produced the song “Line Em Up” to blast Waka Flocka and his ex-manager Debra Antney.
When Slim Dunkin’s death became a trending topic on twitter, insinuations and speculation went to the same degree that Kebo Gotti was somehow involved.
“Just like when you fight with your brothers, you still have love for family” Kebo Gotti
When Gotti was asked about Slim’s death, “I just don’t know what to say right now, what can you say you know when people are pointing the finger at you saying you killed someone you cared about just because you just had a fight, what can you say… what are you supposed to say about something like that he was my brother” Kebo Gotti
Even after the viral fight between the two rappers, they still remained close friends, and had each other’s back to the fullest. To the public community of fans, they weren’t enemies.
Kebo Gotti, has stated that when the time is appropriate he will reach out to Slim’s family with his condolences. Plans for a memorial in Slim’s name are under way by not only Gotti, but many others within the Hip Hop community as well.