Rapper Younger Capone, aka Dopeboy Ra, Lifeless, Rep Confirms: ‘Relaxation Straightforward’

Younger Capone, also referred to as Dopeboy Ra and RaRa, has died after he was reportedly feared lacking.

Earlier this week, information started circulating that the Atlanta rapper, who was believed to be 35, was lacking and was final seen in Chicago.

Younger Capone’s dying was confirmed on Tuesday, Aug. 15 by the his publicist Aleesha Carter on Instagram.

“That is with a heavy heavy coronary heart that I’m even posting this. We made magic once we strategically put out initiatives, all the time. Younger Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara was certainly one of my first Hip Hop/ Rap shoppers, and I can’t imagine the information I simply bought of his sudden passing!” she captioned the put up alongside a carousel of photographs that includes the rapper.

She added, “A good friend…a consumer and simply large in East Atlanta. This isn’t the best put up in any respect. Relaxation simple, RIP @dopeboyra #dopeboyra #youngcapone.”

A explanation for dying has but to be decided.

Born Rodriguez Smith, the East Atlanta rapper earned a following within the mid-2000s in Atlanta’s underground hip-hop scene. Over time he labored with business titans like Daz Dillinger and Jermaine Dupri, finally incomes a document take care of Dupri’s So So Def label. After signing to So So Def, he launched the memorable 2006 observe “Lights, Digicam, Motion.”

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Earlier than altering his title to Dopeboy Ra, the rapper shared two mixtapes — 2010’s Look Who’s Again and 2011’s Paper and Politics. Younger Capone additionally collaborated with T.I.’s Hustle Gang and was featured on the collective’s 2017 album We Need Smoke.

In December 2022, the rapper shared his venture SlumMade 2.0.

Younger Capone in February 2017.

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Following information of his dying, tributes from the hip-hop neighborhood started pouring in.

“Deeply saddened by the lack of an Atlanta/Lure Muzik Legend,” Tip from Grand Hustle captioned a photograph on Instagram. “Sending my sincerest condolences to his family members throughout this extremely tough time.”

Dupri reposted a picture of the rapper smoking in his automobile on Instagram with the caption, “????️????️????️????️ @dopeboyra.”

“Actually not the kind of put up i wanna be posting man. The making of this video was the very first thing got here to thoughts after I heard shawty was deceased. Massive expertise no ????Condolences to his household and family members,” Djuan Hart, a music supervisor, wrote on Instagram alongside a music video.

“this s— jus harm my soul.. r.I.p Ra ????,” wrote J.I.D. on X (previously often known as Twitter).

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