Hustle Gang recently signed Doe B. was shot and killed in an Alabama bar and grill on Saturday. Doe B. was known a rising star within the hip hop community, worked with the likes of T.I, B.O.B, Verse Simmons, Young Dro, Birdman and Juicy J. His hit single “Let Me Find Out” has been a hit within the Southeast radio market for the past 6 months or so.
T.I. released the following statement via instagram after finding out about Doe B. being murdered:
RIP to my lil brother Doe B. We gon miss you my n****. U’ll never be forgotten & U WILL NOT DIE IN VAIN. We Love U champ. Always. Just rest now my n****…. WE GOT IT From here.
The Blueprint Group (Doe B.’s Management group) released the following statement:
Doe B was an amazing young man, in every sense of the word. A truly talented artist, a loving father and a dedicated member of the hip hop community at large, he touched the lives of the many people who had the privilege of knowing him. The Blueprint Group offers our condolences to our Doe B label partners Interscope / Hustle Gang, his management DJ Frank White and Brooklyn Knights, and most of all his family, friends and fans at this very difficult time. We ask that you remember him not by his untimely death, but by his love of life and the music he left behind.
Doe B. “Let Me Find Out”
On Saturday morning 12/28/2013 around 1:00 am police responded to a shots fired call at the Centennial Hill Bar & Grill in the 900 block of Highland Avenue, located in Montgomery, Alabama. The responding officers arrived to find 8 people with gunshot wounds within the bar and grill. Glenn Thomas, 22, aka rapper Doe B, and Kimberle Johnson, 21, a social work major at Troy University were among the victims of this senseless crime. Johnson was pronounced dead at the scene and Glenn Thomas was transported to Baptist Medical Center South, where he later was pronounced dead, according to a police issued statement.
Mayor Todd Strange issued the following statement:
“Effective immediately, the city of Montgomery has taken action to close the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill on Highland Avenue, which operated previously as the Rose Supper Club,” Strange said in a statement. “We do not take this action lightly but believe this decision is compelled by clear evidence that continued operation of this establishment poses an imminent threat to the public’s safety.”
“I believe it is not a matter of ‘if,’ but ‘when’ the next tragic incident occurs at this business,” he continued. “That is unacceptable, and that is why we have ordered the business to be closed effective immediately.”
Doe B. Discusses Losing His Eye in a Previous Shooting
The Montgomery Advertiser posted some startling facts that reflect the violent atmosphere surrounding the Bar and Grill:
A December 2012 shooting at the location that injured six people prompted the Alabama ABC Board’s Hearing Commission to revoke the liquor license of the Rose Supper Club in January 2013. The Montgomery City Council granted a liquor license to Bankhead, a former bartender-manager at the Rose Supper Club, for the new business in September.
“On behalf of the (Montgomery) City Council, we are all very upset with this. We are totally embarrassed that it happened in the city of Montgomery,” council President Charles Jinright said.
According to Montgomery Advertiser files, there have been shootings in and around the bar and grill’s location in the past, including fatal shootings in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
In March 2007, local rapper Eugene “Nawty Shawty” Smith was shot to death during an anniversary celebration for his group, Deuce Komradz.
On New Year’s Day 2008, Bernard Mitchell was shot in the chest and robbed in the Rose Supper Club parking lot.
For all of our readers who haven’t had a chance to hear the music from this very talented artist, please press play below.