T.I., Jazze Pha, David Banner & More Mourn Cutty Cartel's Death

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Atlanta, GA – Hip Hop is sadly mourning another loss as Atlanta’s Cutty Cartel has passed away, according to his friends and family.

Cutty, whose real name was Ricardo Lewis, was a member of the trio Jim Crow alongside Mr. Mo and multi-platinum selling producer Polow Da Don. The late artist and his group were part of the Attic Crew, an Atlanta-based collective that included notable artists such as YoungBloodZ, Shawty Putt and Playboy Tre.

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Jim Crow released two LPs, 1999’s Crow’s Nest and 2001’s Right Quick, during their run and became best known for their single “Holla At A Playa.” The Attic Crew also released an album together, 2002’s Finally, featuring the T.I.-assisted track “Dope Boi Fresh.”

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Outside of his work in Jim Crow and Attic Crew, Cutty made an impact through his guest appearances on multiple noteworthy singles.

During his career, the ATLien contributed hooks to songs such as YoungBloodZ’s “85” and “Cadillac Pimpin,” Trillville’s “Some Cut” and Big Boi’s “Shutterbug.”

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Cutty’s death has sparked an outpouring of tributes and mourning social media, particularly within the Atlanta Hip Hop community. T.I., Jazze Pha, David Banner, YoungBloodZ member Sean Paul and Goodie Mob’s Big Gipp are among those who’ve shared their thoughts on their peer’s passing.

Check out the outpouring of love for Cutty below.

Source: Hip Hop DX