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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Everybody Stop the Presses......Another rapper shot....Shocking!

Of course the above entry title is meant to be facetious, but this story happens with such frequency that I (and I suspect the public at large) have become immune to this type of news. I believe that we will address this story (as well as what some of our lot name their offspring, hence the victim's name-Rayquon) during our Thursday radio broadcast. Suffice it to say, that I once joked that many folks that possess ghettoized names have a tendency not to be long for this world. But what once started out as joke, possess a ring of truth. Case in point, check out today's NY Daily News article on the shooting of the rapper/victim in question, Stack Bundles:

Queens rapper shot dead

Stack Bundles ambushed on way home


Tuesday, June 12th 2007, 4:00 AM


Rayquon Elliott aka Stack Bundles


An up-and-coming rapper with ties to stars like Fabolous and Jim Jones was gunned down in an apparent ambush just outside his Queens apartment building yesterday, police said.

The artist Stack Bundles - whose real name is Rayquon Elliott - was shot once in the head and once in the thigh as he entered the lobby of his Far Rockaway building just before 6 a.m., police said.

Bundles, 24, was pronounced dead at the scene. His mysterious murder comes just as the underground rapper was negotiating with record labels to release his debut album, relatives said.

"They took his life out of jealousy; they didn't want to see him blow up," said his distraught aunt Davida Wooten. "This was his dream. This was all our dreams and he was doing it."

Bundles, who first won attention for his mix tapes, had collaborated with rappers like Fabolous, Joe Budden and his mentor, Jim Jones of the Dipset and ByrdGang groups.

Bundles was returning to his home in the Redfern Houses on Beach Channel Drive after a night performing and socializing with Freekey Zekey and other Dipset members at Club Stereo on Manhattan's West Side.

After a stop at White Castle for onion rings, a friend left Bundles just outside the building's lobby and told investigators he heard shots moments later. He ran back to find Bundles bleeding heavily, steps from his apartment.

"He was the intended target, no doubt about that," a police source said.

A pair of .45-caliber shell casings were found at the scene. Bundles' wallet, which held cash and credit cards, was still on the slain rapper's body, though one of his medallions had been taken, police said.

"He was a good dude; he was putting Rockaway out there," said cousin Toya Floyd, 29.

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