Drake and The Weeknd collaborator rapper Trouble dies aged 34

Georgia rapper Trouble, who notably worked with Drake and the Weeknd, was shot dead in a home invasion early Sunday morning after a night of drinking. He was 34 years old.

Rapper label Def Jam Recordings confirmed the death of the star – real name Mariel Semonte Orr – in an Instagram post Sunday afternoon. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, families and fans of Trouble,” they wrote of the artist, also nicknamed Skoob. “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represents. RIP Skoob.”

The fatal shooting happened just before 3:30 a.m. at the Lake St. James apartment complex in Conyers, Georgia, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office, Fox News reported. Investigators report that the Atlanta native was shot once in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Although no arrests have been made, authorities have since obtained arrest warrants for Atlanta resident Jamichael Jones, 33, who is wanted on charges of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault.

Authorities report that Orr was staying with an unidentified female companion when Jones broke into the home and shot him.

And although Jones and Orr didn’t know each other, the murder suspect was involved in a “domestic dispute” with the woman, according to Jedidia Canty, the public information officer for the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Department.

The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office is currently unsure of Jones’ whereabouts.

Authorities have since issued arrest warrants for Atlanta resident Jamichael Jones, 33, who is wanted on charges of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault.
Authorities have since issued arrest warrants for Atlanta native Jamichael Jones, 33, who is wanted on charges of murder, home invasion and aggravated assault.

Just hours before his death, Trouble had uploaded photos to Instagram of himself drinking and laughing with friends at an unfamiliar club. He was also seen in a video dancing while sitting in the back of a pickup truck, according to the Daily Mail.

A month before his tragic death, Trouble had uploaded an Instagram post about life being too short. “Life is short af dawg smh Neva knows when you’re called!” he wrote. “Be thankful. Forgive – don’t forget.”

Rapper Trouble aka Mariel Semonte Orr was once shot in the chest.
Rapper Trouble aka Mariel Semonte Orr was once shot in the chest.
Instagram / @1troublemmmb

Born on November 4, 1987, Orr debuted on the rap scene in 2011 with his breakout mixtape December 17th, which featured the likes of Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame and Trae the Truth. In 2018, Orr was signed to legendary producer Mike Will Made, who produced his flagship album Edgewood, which featured artists such as Drake, the Weeknd, Quavo, Offset and Fetty Wap.

The rap community was devastated by Orr’s untimely death when Drake posted a memorial picture of the artist to Instagram, The Guardian reported.

“God bless the dead” wrote rapper Killer Mike on Twitter. “He was a good man. Gone too soon.”

Rapper 2 Chainz, who collaborated with Orr on his 2020 album Thug Luv also paid tribute to the fallen wordsmith on Twitter, writes: “Mannnn you had my crying and laughing at the P party bruuu really solid person freaking crazy we gotta post this shit I swear I hate the devil man and he’s working overtime out here.” I pray for your family and peace my brother.”

In 2018, Orr was signed to legendary producer Mike Will Made, who produced his flagship album "edge wood," with artists like Drake, the Weeknd, Quavo, Offset and Fetty Wap.
In 2018, Orr was signed to legendary producer Mike Will Made, who produced his flagship album Edgewood, which featured artists such as Drake, the Weeknd, Quavo, Offset and Fetty Wap.
Instagram / @1troublemmmb
Orr had worked with the likes of Drake and The Weeknd.
Orr had worked with the likes of Drake and The Weeknd.
Instagram / @1troublemmmb

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