Mississippi Rapper Lil Lonnie Killed In Local Shooting

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Jackson, MS –

22-year-old rapper Lonnie Montrel Taylor, known as “Lil Lonnie,” was shot dead while driving in his hometown of Jackson, Mississippi, late Sunday (April 29).

According to news station WAPT, the Jackson State University student was driving with an unidentified female passenger on Montebello Drive at about 10:30 PM, when he was shot from the rear several times, causing his SUV to crash into a house. The female passenger remained unharmed, while Taylor was pronounced dead at the scene.

Jackson Police Department has been unable to find a suspect or a motive for the killing.

Shortly before his alleged murder, he unknowingly captured his final moments on his Instagram Stories feed.

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The budding rapper first generated buzz in 2015, with his single “Colors,” while earning the top-downloaded mixtape spot on LiveMixtapes with They Know What’s Goin’ On the same year. He also has a single, “Special” featuring K Camp that has gained over 2.4 Million on the Worldstarhiphop YouTube channel. In a December 2017 interview with ThisIs50, Lonnie discusses advice he got from 50 Cent, and states his plans to buy his family a home with his first “mega-check.”

HipHopDX extends its condolences to the family and friends of Lil Lonnie. Several artists — including LL Cool J, Juicy J and Rae Sremmurd’s Slim Jxmmi — also expressed sorrow on social media.

Watch the “Colors” video down at look at some of the memorial posts as well.

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Source: Hip Hop DX