Atlanta rapper Yung Mazi has been shot and killed on the night of Sunday, August 6 in Atlanta’s Kirkwood community.
According to reports from 11 Alive News:, Atlanta Police responded to the shooting near the intersection of Oakview Road and Hosea L. Williams Drive around 8:55 PM. Upon arriving, authorities found that Mazi, born Jibril Abdur-Rahman, had sustained multiple gunshot wounds.
Police said it appears that Abdur-Rahman was targeted as he was shot multiple times in front of a pizza business called Urban Pie. Police said they responded to the incident when they heard gunshots from outside Zone 6 headquarters, which is located at 2025 Hosea L. Williams Drive.
via 11 Alive News:
Police have not released the name of the suspect. Social media was ablaze with unconfirmed reports and speculation that the victim was Yung Mazi, whose real name is Jibril A.
Yung Mazi was shot at a Buckhead Waffle House in the early morning hours of Dec. 27, 2016. He was shot three times during that particular incident and had even disclosed to police that he was shot 10 times prior to this shooting.
Atlanta police said they responded to a report of 10 to 25 gunshots. According to police, the suspect has dreadlocks and was wearing them pulled back in a bun. Furthermore, he was wearing a white T-shirt with dark jeans at the time of the deadly shooting.
This was not the first time that Mazi was a target of a shooting, as he claimed to have been shot 12 times before. According to Yung Mazi’s official website, Mazi was shot “five times—one bullet hitting him in the head and leaving him temporarily brain damaged, almost ending his life.” As a result of that shooting, Mazi said he had to learn how to “read, write, and speak all over again.”
“Mazi, who was raised a devout Muslim, had the misfortune of learning the hard way…Twice. ‘I just recently found out you’re not going to be able to balance the music and the streets. It’s either one or the other.’”