Young Greatness, a New Orleans rapper best known for his breakout single “Moolah,” has passed away after being involved in a shooting outside of an Elysian Fields Waffle House. This year has been horrible in terms of the number of artists we’ve lost due to gun violence, many of our favorite rappers have lost their lives in 2018 which is very sad.
Greatness, real name Theodore Jones, was the victim of a shooting in New Orleans yesterday. The artist’s most popular song had reached the Billboard Hot 100, gaining him fame in his city and allowing him to pursue a career as a musician. He most recently released “Paper” in April, which we outlined as a HotNewHipHop premiere. Many have been reaching out to extend their condolences to the 34-year-old’s family and friends, including Young Dolph and others.
According to a source, no persons of interest have been identified. A motive is also yet to be determined. When police arrived on the scene, Young Greatness had been struck with a single gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the crime. R.I.P. Young Greatness.