The Rapper Who Had Been Missing Since July Found Dead, Young Capone Was 35

Young Capone, a popular rapper mentored by Jermaine Dupri, has tragically passed away at the age of 35. The artist’s publicist has confirmed this, but has yet to provide a specified cause of death. Capone, whose real name was Rodriguez Smith, was reported to have gone missing from Chicago all the way back in July, and it is unclear if he ever resurfaced before his passing or what prompted him to go missing. More information is expected to be released as the story unfolds.

What did Young Capone’s publicist say about his death?

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The renowned rapper, Young Capone, was also recognized by fans as Dopeboy Ra and RaRa. His publicist, Aleesha Carter, shared the devastating news of his passing via Instagram, offering love and support to his family and friends. This comes as a shock to many in the hip-hop community and beyond, and there’s no doubt that Young Capone’s loss will be deeply felt by those who loved. The statement Carter posted is given below. Aside from his publicist, Dupri also acknowleged this tragic event by sharing an excerpt of one of his songs along with a special photo of the late artist taking a puff in a car. The post was captioned with a bunch of dove emojis and received many sympathetic and supportive comments.

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“This is with a heavy heavy heart that I’m even posting this. We made magic when we strategically put out projects, always,” he wrote. ‘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.”

Aleesha Carter

Remembering Young Capone: His Impact on the Hip-Hop Scene

Young Capone became a household name after dropping his hit track “I’m Hot” in the early stages of his career. Young Capone’s discography consisted of two album releases, namely “Tha Life of a Youngsta” in 2010 and “Paper and Politics” from the following year. These records were released before the rapper transitioned to his name, Dopeboy Ra. His most recent work, “SlumMade 2.0,” was released last year and marked his final album before his passing.

As a rising star in the hip-hop scene, Young Capone carved out a loyal following thanks to his unique sound and unapologetic lyrics. Over his career, he was praised by fans and critics for the raw and powerful nature of his music, setting himself apart from other artists within the genre. Additionally, he was credited with broadening the appeal of hip-hop to a more diverse range of listeners.