(UPDATED 4 15 p.m.) Emerging rapper Lil Snupe a recent signee to Meek Mill's Dream Chaser's label was shot and killed early Thursday morning (June 20) in Winnfield La.
Police say 18 year old Addarren Ross was killed around 4 00 a.m. at the Maplewood Apartments in Winnfield according to CBS affiliate KNOE 8. Ross known as Lil Snupe had two gunshot wounds.
A suspect has been identified but no further information has been given.
Winnfield (pop. 4 840) is located about an hour north of Alexandria in the heart of the state. It's not immediately known why Snupe was in the small town. Sources tell Billboard the artist may have been living in Baton Rouge while some previous articles written about the young rapper have listed Jonesboro La. about 80 miles east of Shreveport as his hometown.
In freestyle raps posted online Snupe has name dropped 225 the Baton Rouge area code.
His manager DJ Smallz and Dream Chasers' Louie V Gutta tweeted of Lil Snupe's death this morning.
The call I got this morning is un real RIP 2 my Lil nigga lilsnupe http //t.co/3A7mNRmx66
Leem7st ( leem7st) June 20 2013
I aint gone lie i cant stop crying I Can't Believe My Youngin Gone RIP lil bro LilSnupe
Louie V Gutta ( LouieVGutta) June 20 2013
Meek Mill signed Snupe to Dream Chasers last year after listening to his mixtape for 20 minutes the late Louisiana rapper told MTV News in February. He was in a van they was finna pull off. And I went and knocked on the van on the window. They let the window down grabbed the mixtape and it was like 10 minutes later 20 minutes later they called me he said.
He was spittin' so much pain he's from the south with a flow like an east coast guy Meek told MTV.
Snupe repped his home state in his last tweet i Hold it Down 4 Louisiana.
Snupe released his mixtape Real Ni a in Charge in April. Check it out below.
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