The violence in hip-hop is like a disease that refuses to ever be put to rest. Artists want to keep it alive, especially since record labels are spending big money to promote it. But do they care anything about all the black men who keep getting killed over nonsense? They don’t, and that’s why situations like this are so unfortunate. RIP Yung Teddy, your life was too short to end. To the other dudes in this age group, don’t let the white man tell you that all you can be is a basketball player or a rapper. That’s not true.
It looks like tragedy has already struck the local Atlanta Hip Hop scene just days into the new year. According to a recent report from AllHipHop, an up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Yung Teddy was found dead just hours after Tweeting about a death threat he received.
On January 2 at 10:18 PM, Yung Teddy – né Justin Mitchell, age 23 – was found dead from a gunshot wound in his apartment in Austell, a suburb of Atlanta. According to reports, Mitchell had Tweeted about receiving a text message death threat five hours before his death, writing that, “niggerss wanna see me dead.”