Rapper PnB Rock was shot dead today (September 12) in a robbery attempt at a restaurant in Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Times and TMZ report.
Police told the Times the artist suffered multiple gunshot wounds when the unknown assailants robbed him of his jewelry at the Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles location on Main Street and Manchester Avenue and were taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. He was 30 years old.
A graphic video shared by TMZ showed Allen lying in a pool of blood inside the restaurant. He was pronounced dead around 2 p.m.
Rock, who was named to the XXL Freshman Class of 2017, is best known for 2015’s “Fleek” and 2016’s “Selfish,” which reached number 51 on the Billboard chart.
He also recorded the hits, “Gang Up” with Young Thug, 2 Chainz and Wiz Khalifa, and “Horses” with Kodak Black and A Boogie wit da Hoodie.
Who Killed PnB Rock?
In 2014 he the song “My City Needs Something,” a lament for the violence he experienced as a youth; the video features a child shot while playing basketball.
“People were dying, people were getting killed by cops,” he told the FADER in 2016. “If I listen to that song, I’ll cry.”
A member of XXL’s 2017 “Freshman Class,” he would go on to release two solo albums: Catch These Vibes in 2017 and GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions in 2019.
In 2020 he shared a “Ordinary,” a collaboration with Pop Smoke, and in 2021, “Rose Gold” with King Von. Other major collaborations from across his career include songs with Ed Sheeran, Chance the Rapper, Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, and A Boogie wit da Hoodie.