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Mac Dre Gunned Down In Kansas City, MO

According to sources, Vallejo

rapper Mac Dre was killed in a shooting and crash in Kansas City Missouri.

Investigators revealed that

two men in a car were headed north on Highway 71 near 85th Street earlier this

morning when another car pulled up and opened fire.

The driver of the vehicle

fired upon went into the southbound lanes and into a ravine. The passenger in

the car was killed, but it wasn’t immediately known whether the victim

died from the gunshots or the accident.

As of press time, police

refused to reveal the victims name and reports suggested the men were from out

of town.

Dre was from Vallejo,

California. He gained notoriety on the Romp label in an interesting case.

In the mid 1990’s,

Mac Dre was accused of being affiliated with The Romper Room Gang, who were

accused of robbing a string of banks.

On the back of

his What’s Really Going On EP, he acknowledge the Romper Room

Family and released a song called “Punk Police.”

He addressed the

bank robberies and called out the Vallejo Police Chief by name. A subsequent

investigation revealed Dre’s ties to the gang.

He was arrested and charged

with bank robbery 1991, when the FBI spotted him riding in a vehicle with one

the suspected bank robbers, who was also wired.

He served five

years in prison and was released in 1996.

Mac Dre, along with such rappers as B Legit, Mac Mall, E-40 and later releases

from the Young Black Brotha record label helped put Vallejo on Hip-Hop’s

map.

The rapper had

released material as recent as 2003.

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