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
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
The rapper had
released material as recent as 2003.