You know, some of these rappers are a different kind of dumb. This may sound cold and callous, but it needs to be said and it needs to be said in a frank and honest way. We are doing too much stupid stuff, especially on social media for all to see.
Social media has totally gotten the game twisted. There have always been killers in Hip-Hop and there are more now than there were back in the day. I think that the bigger issue is that people are more willing to put all of their foolishness on front street. So, maybe they are just more out in the open now than then.
A young rapper put on social media that he was going home and that if anybody has smoke he invited them to his house. He specifically gave them the timeframe in which he would be there. He said in five minutes he will be at his house. And they pulled up. “A lot of these n***as [know] where I live at fr. I sleep in peace. If a n***a want smoke I’m at my crib in 5 mins,” he said.
Unfortunately, for Rollie Bands…they were following him closely. He was shot and killed outside of his apartments a mere moments after that invitation. He truly made a big mistake. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office reportedly responded to the shooting of the Tampa, FL artist getting gunned down. His friends or people near took him to a hospital before the cops arrived. Sadly, Rollie Bands died in the hospital.
I don’t know anything about this young dude. And I wish him a safe passage to heaven. However, it really feels like he’s made a critical mistake in judgment and it resulted in his death. I hope that at some point in the near future, young rappers will understand that these are trying times and people will kill you.
Here’s to Rollie Bands.