Lawrence Franks aka rapper Huey – who is known for the 2007 track “Pop, lock and drop it” – was reportedly shot and killed in the St. Louis area last night (June 25th).
Huey and another male, 21 years old, were transported to the hospital with gun shot wounds. He was pronounced dead shortly after but the other young man is expected to survive.
His death was confirmed by Que Records CEO William “Quayshaun” Carter who released a statement on Friday (June 26).
“It is with great sadness that we share that a member of the Que Records family has passed on,” the statement reads. “It was a pleasure to work with Huey for the release of his Redemption album in 2009 with EMI. Was a happy time for us. It is Que Records’ first big release. It meant the world to us and Huey meant the world to us. His death is a tragic loss. He along with his partner Rhome McGee were doing a lot for their community, hosting events and growing their self-funded clothing line.
The violence has to stop. We can’t only be horrified when white cops kill Black men. We have to equally be concerned when Black men kill Black men. The day that we hold each other in the same value is the day that we finally gain the respect that we deserve as a people. We send our condolences to Huey’s daughter and to his family and friends. We ask that everyone keeps us in their prayers and not let his vision and dreams die with us. Let’s continue on the path of Black excellence.”
Huey was 31 when he was killed and is survived by a 13-year-old daughter.
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