Monday, March 15, 2010
New York rapper G Baby (real name: Gregory Brown), 22, was shot and killed in Queens, New York, early Saturday, a representative for the New York Police Department confirmed to MTV News on Monday (March 15). G Baby was signed to longtime Jay-Z associate Memphis Bleek's Get Low Records.
According to people who knew him, Gregory “Gbaby” Brown, an aspiring rapper from Brooklyn, was gunned down this weekend at a Fabolous concert at the Amazura nightclub in Jamaica, Queens.
GlobalGrind.com initally reported that “the victim was Gregory Brown aka GBaby, who is a Brooklyn MC. There are not many details about how it happened or who was the other party involved, but we will be reporting any news that we hear, as soon as we hear it.”
Bleek tweeted about G Baby Saturday, writing, "I'm in a mood I can't explain. I lost a real n---a 2day. R.I.P. to my n---a G Baby who was like a bro to me!! G. Baby ..." Before performing with Jay-Z in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Saturday night, he tweeted again: "2nite goes out for the baby boy G. I got u my n---- see u on the other side! Thx to those who showed me love ... Get Low we to strong to break!!"
Other friends of the rapper's tweeted about his death as well.
"R.I.P G BABY," Lloyd Banks wrote. "My boy*last time I seen u, we were mixing down [Banks' track] 'Beamer Benz or Bentley,' and u know who paid for everyone's food? Neva let me pay for sh--! That's the kind of n---a we lost."
"RIP 2 G Baby," Tony Yayo added.
"A! 1st and foremost RIP to the HOMIE G-BABY," Juelz Santana wrote. "We lost a good one. Everybody in Queens & Bklyn hold ya head. What up BAI!!!!"
"Life is not Promised ... Live Life to the fullest, & like there is no 2moro ... Lost a soldier in the field this morning ... R.I.P. G Baby," Fabolous wrote.
According to detective Marc Nell, a spokesperson for the NYPD, G Baby was shot multiple times in the torso by an unknown assailant at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Saturday on the corner of Archer Avenue and 143rd Street. He had been at Club Amazura, which is located just a couple of blocks away from the scene of the crime. When the authorities arrived, they found G and another black male shot. The other man, whose name is being withheld, was shot in the leg. Nell said it is still unclear whether the man was traveling with G Baby, was an innocent bystander, or was involved in the shooting. Nell said police believe that G Baby's shooting stems from an incident that took place at Amazura earlier in the night; Fabolous headlined a concert there that ended at around the time of the shooting. At press time, Nell said the investigation was ongoing and no suspects had been named.
G Baby's official MySpace page says the rapper was from the Tompkins Houses projects in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood.
G Baby had been a close confidant of Bleek's. Late in February, while speaking to MTV News, Memphis was very excited about jump-starting the careers of G Baby and other Get Low artists Calico and Proof.
"I been focused on a lot of things before I got focused on [my new] album," Bleek said. "I had to think of the release of when Jay [-Z] left Def Jam, 'What I'mma do with my career? Do I wanna still be under the umbrella or do my own thing?' So of course I came with the terms, I gotta do my own thing.
"I gotta do my own thing because I got a bunch of people behind me that's waiting for their shot," he added. "I got G Baby, my artists Cali, Proof that's been down with me for years. It's time to step out."
fabolous performing cuts of theres no competition 2. with special guest red cafe. took place march 13th 2010 at amazura in queen ny. recorded and edited by shatek follow me on twitter.com/shatek