Brooklyn bred rapper Jinx Da Juvy was shot in the head and wounded last weekend, AllHipHop.com has confirmed.
The 22-year-old rapper, who has been mentored by Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons for some years, was involved in an altercation in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn last Friday (August 22).
During the fracas, a number of rounds were fired, with one round striking Jinx in the back of the head.
He was out there late at night going to his spot to get clothes. Something popped off and he was on the block and next you know s**t jumps off, Jinxs manager Phil Gates told AllHipHop.com. Brownsville is serious right now.
The rappers skull was cracked as a result of the gunshot wound, which grazed the back of his head and left an open wound.
Jinx, born Derek Carr, is currently at home recovering from the incident, which is his third time being shot since the age of 16.
According to Gates, the incident has opened Jinx eyes.
Hes at the point now where he realizes he cant play both sides of the fence, Gates said. Hes not going to put himself in this position again. He sees what he has to lose, his brother was bugging out and upset, not to mention that businesses that we have already lined up.
Jinx, who hails from the Langston Hughes projects in Brooklyn, was originally signed to Kool G. Raps Igloo Entertainment production company.
After a deal with Def Jam went sour, Jinx signed with Russell Simmons Russell Simmons Music Group.
With that label also defunct, Jinx and his manager Phil Gates have taken an independent approach, recording, releasing and distributing music via their label, Strong Enough Entertainment (S.E.E.).
As Jinx recovers, Gates will oversee Strong Enough Entertainments various endeavors, which includes the Strong Enough Achievers Foundation (S.E.A.), an organization dedicated to youth literacy.
Jinx will continue to receive medical attention as he recovers from his gunshot wound.
Hes not 100 % together yet, so I have to be careful not to move him too fast on his recovery, Gates said of the rapper, who recently enrolled in college and will continue to pursue a career in music.