Cash Money affiliated rapper Young Greatness, real name Theodore Jones, has died following a reported shooting outside of a Waffle House in New Orleans early Monday (Oct. 29) morning. TV station WDSU News first reported Young Greatness' death, and other New Orleans news outlets WWL, Nola, and Rickey Smiley Morning Show picked up the report confirming the news. The 34-year-old rapper was most known for his 2015 single "Moolah," which later received a remix by Lil Wayne and Yo Gotti.
His mother confirmed the news with WDSU, saying, "It's too many mothers making slow walks to sad tombs." The shooting was reported at 1:35 a.m. in the morning, with Jones dying at the scene. Authorities have yet to release details about the shooting, and a motivation is currently unknown.
Following the news, Jim Jones posted on Instagram to offer his condolences to his family. "He was a cool kid everytime I seen him," he wrote. "I pray for his family RIP."
Murda Beatz also posted his condolences.
Meek Mill wrote, "Our culture has been based on killing each other for almost 60 years now and it’s wild we have to adapt and live by these crazy ass conditions and go to extreme levels to survive especially in our own neighborhoods ... If we carry a gun we get arrested by the system, if you don’t you get killed by your own people 🤔 WE WAS RAISED IN HATE #KKK KINGS KILLING KINGS #ripyounggreatness MY CONDOLENCES TO YOUR FAMILY🙏🏾."
Wale shared his thoughts as well.
Young Greatness was planning to release a sequel to his most recent mixtape, Bloody Summer, sometime this year.