Rising West Coast battle emcee Young B The Future was shot dead today (Dec. 8), his friend and media manager Hollywood Stilt confirmed to BattleRap.com.
According to Hollywood Stilt, Young B was shot while exiting his vehicle in Los Angeles by an unknown assailant or assailants. He was brought to the hospital in an ambulance where he was pronounced dead.
"We lost a solid voice of West Coast battle rap today," said Hollywood Stilt over the phone.
Young B made his mark in 2014, recently winning both AHAT's Rookie and Battler of the Year awards and putting on a standout performance against the heavily favored B Magic at Snoop Dogg's "Gladiator School" event in September.
Young B's last tweet was to Snoop, about the unreleased footage of the battle.
@SnoopDogg I had jus as many fans at ETHER as Cassidy and Dizaster.... Unk the world waitin on my battle to drop like Jesus's return!!! Lol— SECOND CHANCE 8/8 (@YoungBTheFuture) December 8, 2014
See how the battle rap community reacted to the news here.
BattleRap.com spoke with Young B at length this past October about his career highlights. See that interview and read about his best battles here.
BattleRap.com send our condolences to Young B's friends, family and community.
Cover photo by Michael John Marshall