|05-29-2005, 12:59 PM||#1|
lets go partner
Join Date: Oct 2004
Another horriable loss for KC
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A rap artist from Kansas City was gunned down and killed in Las Vegas, police said Tuesday.
Video: KC Rap Artist Shot, Killed In Las Vegas
Officials in Nevada identified the body of 24-year-old Anthony Watkins, known as Fat Tone in the world of hip hop, after he was found shot and killed early Monday morning. A security guard found the bodies of Watkins and another man when he noticed a car parked with its lights on in a construction area. One man was found inside the car. The other was lying on the ground just outside the car.
Watkins died of multiple gun shot wounds, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. A cause of death was pending for Jermaine Akins, 22, whose hometown is unknown.
Fat Tone's death follows the fatal shooting of Mac Dre, a West Coast rapper, in Kansas City in November 2004. Dre's murder remains unsolved.
KMBC's Peggy Breit reported that some people in the rap world are speculating that Fat Tone was shot for revenge of Mac Dre. Fat Tone's name had been mentioned in hip hop magazines and Web sites as a possible suspect in Dre's shooting.
Kansas City police said Fat Tone had only been considered a "person of interest" in the case.
Community activist Alonzo Washington said the two murders have similarities.
"Mac Dre was found in a car shot to death, a car off road. Essentially the same thing happened to Fat Tone," Washington said.
After Dre's murder, Washington wrote several commentaries for hip hop publications. He was concerned that the rumors about Fat Tone would generate more violence.
"That's not needed. Keep out the violence, madness and the ignorance," said Eric Upton, a Kansas City rap artist.
Fat Tone's death remains under investigation.
|05-29-2005, 02:16 PM||#2|
Two Time World Champions
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: In a Van Down By the River
Another Rapper done. The world improves everyday.....
|05-29-2005, 02:58 PM||#3|
Go Broncos, Nuggets, Rox
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Back In The 303!
You're right, somebody getting murdered is a good thing, just because you don't like the genre of music he performs.
The idiocy on this board never fails to amaze me sometimes.
|05-29-2005, 03:06 PM||#4|
Ring of Famer
Join Date: Dec 2002
They picked a good place to settle their scores. The cops here could give a rat's ass when gangbangers kill each other unless a bystander gets clipped.
|05-29-2005, 04:26 PM||#6|
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Topeka, KS
The big secret to anyone who doesn't live in Middle America is that there are actually a lot of gangs in this area. Gang members from both coasts converge on the middle of the country to do their damage. It's sad...
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