Tuesday, February 9, 2010
RIP DOLLA Born Roderick Anthony Burton II, 21 from Atlanta was shot in the head as he and several other people stood near the center's La Cienega Boulevard entrance of the Beverly Center in L.A. Although its not in the police report the shooting is assumed to be gang-related. After the shooting, Burton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few blocks from the mall, where he died. Burton was an up-and-coming rapper who had recorded several singles. He was in town to work on his first album, slated to be released this summer on Jive Records. Although mixed up in some negativity, this man was very young and talented and his heart was good. The gun violence must stop. Guns dont kill people, PEOPLE KILL PEOPLE. STOP the violence and spread the love.
This clip from Rap City is one of my favorites, when I first heard this he had already died and I was heartborken at the worlds loss of this beautiful mind and spirit.
Rest In Peace November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009