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Thizz Nation Rapper J-Hype Shot, Robbed During Mac Dre B-Day Party; Suspect ID’d

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(AllHipHop News) Thizz Nation rapper J-Hype was the victim of a chain snatching/shooting that resulted in another man being shot by police officers, during a celebration for revered Vallejo rapper, Mac Dre. J-Hype, born Joel Willams, was among the thousands of fans and family members who gathered in North Vallejo Park on Sunday (July 3rd) to celebrate Mac Dre’s birthday, which is on July 5th. Around 9:00 PM, someone in all-black approached J-Hype from behind, shot him twice in the legs and fled with his custom Thizz Nation chain he was wearing. “(After) the first shot, I didn’t know (I was hit) at first, I went for my chain and it broke off, the whole cord,” J-Hype told the Vallejo-Times Herald. “At that point, I turned around and saw a gun in my face.”Police chased a suspect named Ronar Inocencio, who pointed a handgun at police and was shot twice, for brandishing his weapon at officers. J-Hype is an artist on Mac Dre’s Thizz Nation label. He released his latest album About My Thizzness in 2008, which featured Mac Dre, San Quinn, Dubee and others. Mac Dre was gunned down in November of 2004 on a Kansas City interstate highway, after gunmen sprayed the vehicle his was traveling in with bullets, causing the automobile to flip over. His murder set off a chain of violence in Kansas City and around the Bay Area and culminated in the May 2005 shooting deaths of Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins and Germaine “Cowboy” Atkins in Las Vegas. Ultimately, Bay area rapper Mac Minister and an accomplice named Jason Mathis were convicted of murdering Watkins and Atkins in retaliation for Mac Dre’s murder. “I’m not surprised at the violence, but I’m surprised at the violence towards me, because usually all the fans and all the people who come around, they know if you’re going to do something to somebody, you know who not to do it to,” J-Hype said.

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