Konvict Muzik Artist Dolla Gunned Down In Los Angeles

DollaLos Angeles police said a man was fatally shot at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles Monday afternoon (May 18), and word is the slain man is Konvict Muzik’s young artist Dolla.

Details regarding the shooting are still sketchy, but according to the LA Times, a shooting occurred shortly after 3 p.m. at the entrance of the popular Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles Friday afternoon, following an altercation between a group of men.

LAPD officers were called to the scene where witnesses say they saw a scuffle between a group of men take place, possibly involving a knife.

Shortly after, shots rang out in the valet waiting area of the mall. An employee of the Chipotle restaurant, near the exit, told his store manager that he saw the end of the altercation.

“He saw a lady … shooting a handgun,” the restaurant’s general manager, Elsa Hernandez, said.

“The customers were yelling ‘close the store, close the store, because somebody is shooting,’ ” she continued.

Two suspects fled the scene. One is said to have fled in a silver Mercedes, and another in a Nissan Altima. Police sealed off the mall, immediately, and began their investigation.

As of press time, the LAPD had apprehended at least one of assailants at the LAX airport, trying to board a flight. The other may be still at large.

The victim is said to be 21-year-old Atlanta rapper Dolla, who is signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. The young rapper signed to the label in 2007, and later that year released his debut single “Who The F*** Is That?” featuring T-Pain, which created a buzz for the rising artist.

He has been working on his debut album, Dollar And a Dream, ever since.

At press time, Dolla’s camp were unavailable for comment.

Already, the hip-hop community is reacting. Via Twitter, Yung Joc expressed his dismay after hearing the news. “R.I.P. to the homie Dolla … so unfortunate. What’s goin’ on people?”

Compton rapper The Game also extended his condolenses, saying the news ruined his day: “R.I.P to the lil’ homie Dolla from the ATL. I definitely gotta put one in the air now, and damn, I thought I was having a good day … life.”

48 comments
  1. I GUESS THEY’LL bLAME SUGE FOR THIS ALSO . HE’S THE SCAPEGOAT…

  2. R.I.P. DOLLA
    Woke up this morning, read my homie’s status update on Myspace talking about how he’s almost finished w/ the mixtape. Go to his Myspace(Ain’t been in idk how long), then leave. Come back home from work and fell out, I wake up to my phone blowing up. I can’t believe this. R.I.P. to my homie Dolla…..”Dolla & A Dream” will hopefully still be released.
    SMH

  3. YO, DAT NIGGA GOT HELLA OWNEDD. RIP DOLLA. U WILL ALWYS BEEN IN MY HEART

    RIP

  4. Aw mayne dat is bullshit i wanna express my condolances this guy was like an idol to me ya know what i mean? ya RIP man rip.

    ya dolla was so ballin man gotta luv dat fool. haha

  5. WILL THEY BLAME SUGE KNIGHT FOR THIS??????

    YOU GOD-DAMN RIGHT…..

    AT THIS PACE ALL THESE STUDIO GANGSTA RAPPERS ARE NOT GONNA BE SAFE ON THA STREETS ANYMORE!!!!!

  6. It sucks how we got to loose another great musician due to violence we got to stop this and become better people

  7. R.i.p bro.its touchy to experience ths at ths age.may ur soul rest in peace.say hi to 2pac

  8. Man this is soo sad his parents are so sweet give up every dolla for his music we need to think before we take a person life is it worth spending your wole lif in jail for nothing where are the real people at lets talk things out before it has to come down to someone getting kill Man RIP

  9. Thts wut happend when u cum to cali los scandalous…rip dolla cuz …tht y I’m tryna move frm cali

  10. idk wtf is gon on these days. it sucks how all these rappers get taken out early.im a rapper but I try to give you heads up that I aint trappin or thuggin. that’s just crazy . it makes me wanna fall back and I love rap it just seem like the game has become dangerous. People be safe

  11. idk much about lil dude career but rap is overrated every wanna be hard shoot 2 kill. i love rap music but all the violence that comes with it is just take away form the major promotions all these ingnorant people and most important human life. As people in general we look to preserve and live life. 1HUNID!

  12. niggaz get famous but for what? Im an artist, and wanting to leave the hood so I can help it. Not bring that energy with me everywhere I go. We all hood niggaz trying to find our ways. Just tryna come up from being in a white man created ghetto from when slavery first ended. Shit like this is sad. I gotta go blow a BL. ”CLE”…

  13. r.i.p. DOLLA. My love to his family. May GOD be with him and his fam. This is just crazy. Like I aint even know Dolla was in that crowd, damnnn… ihatecleomclain.com

  14. Man,yall is crazy. This aint got nonthing 2 do with hiphop. This is just some senseless sh@! We call crime that happens every day in every state or city. 1 love 2 the brotha dolla. R.I.P. Homie. Hope u make it 2 those pearly gates,may god have mercy on ur soul. I hope u was ready and not scared brah. God bless the peacemakers. 1 luv to everybody on that peace sh!@.. 415Frisco out…….

  15. Another young man dead because of poor lifestyle choices. Thug life = thug death. Wise up youth of America.

  16. RIP LIL HOMIE;I’m 37 years old and remember listening to all genres of music.What I’m saying is pretty soon there’s not going to be anyone left .This is a tragedy and we need to come together as people and talk our differences out instead of always shooting first and run.IF YOU have nothing to fear why is the guilty running be a man ,woman and show yourself to DOLLA’s FAMILY AND FRIENDS!!

  17. @AZ :
    This is what happens when ignorant people use guns to solve simple altercations. TO these punks who killed Dolla Grow Up !!!!! Violence proves nothing except how ignorant people are. We all need to come together and stop this SHIT!

  18. i was in atl with him at the core dj retreat and man that shits fucked up a rapper from the bay area got murked in atl, just recently too, all the while konvict just had an altercation with suge knight in pheonix and now a konvict guy gets hit in suges turf?? ugly.

  19. Nigha its all bullshit how nighas wuld go an do dis shit to a dude who aint even put out his first album yet i mean dude was bout to drop this summer n shit man muthafukas need ta grow da fuk up b4 ery body in da rap game get killed. shit im in the studio now an i jus heard bout it yo R.I.P. DOLLA GONE BUT NEVA FORGOTTEN. SEE YU WHEN YU GET HOME MA NIGHA

  20. Obama’s here and there’s no FUCKING CHANGE,Nigga’s get it TOGETHER.

  21. It’s always sad when a young life is ended, but maybe this kid shouldn’t have tried to make his “dollar and a dream” in an industry that glorifies violence. When you’re working for a guy that made up a fake prison story just to sound hard and sell records to other idiots who like to sound hard, this is the kind of stupidity that happens. Wake up. Prison isn’t cool, being a misogynist isn’t cool, and you’re not going to make it out of the ghetto if you can’t speak English.

  22. R.I.P DOLLA, IT WAS YOUR TIME, YOU WERE VERY TALENTED AND EXTREMELY HANDSOME! LOVE YOU! SORRRY ABOUT YOUR LOST TO DOLLA’S FAMILY

  23. WE WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER U & LOVE YOU…
    THE GOOD DIE YOUNG…
    MAY YOU REST IN PEACE…
    R.I.P RODERICK ANTHONY BURTON II AKA DOLLA
    25/11/87-18/05/09

  24. Marketing gimmick? Yeah, right. A Young homie ain’t gone die just to resurrect album sales. Come on, you don’t truly believe that?
    It don’t make no cents y we’re killing ourselves.
    R.I.P.
    Younger homie Roderick
    Moe

  25. 1st of all 2 earnest ure a ignorant azz chap.Y wld u say dat,dat man is dead n gone.Pay ya respects n I hope u get shot n killed n dwizzy u just shut up wit dat stupid shit plz.Neway RIP DOLLA,UR SOUL IS FINALLY FREE.HOPE U GOT UR WINGZ BOO!I’LL MISS U.

  26. Yo mayn,dolla waz my nigga ryt there,bt lyfs a bitch..js woke up dis morning n ma chic b crying on me telin me tha guy is dead..damn..tha guy waz so talented n handsome R.I.P DOLLA,U WAZ N U IZ N WILL ALWAYS B MY IDOL..SAVE ME A SEAT AT THE CLUB..XOXO..

  27. R.I.P. DOLLA EVERY TIME A YOUNG NIGGA TRYING TO DO SOMETHING POSITIVE OR GET THERE LIFE STR8T SOMETHING BAD HAPPEND. TO YOUR FAMILY BROTHER I KNOW THEY MISS YOU AND SORRY FOR YOUR LOST.

  28. some of us know truth on why he died. Yea, he had his mind set on the wrong things, but nobody deserves to die.

    R.I.P. DOLLA

    Hopefully this made alot of people wake up.

  29. Hy akon wen u cum 2 south africa plz cum 2 limpopo,tzaneen call me on ths number i got a demo nd im lukin 4 a record deal in tha u.s. My demoz hot man.rip dolla u memory stil leaves in ur upcumin album.a dolla nd a dream homie

  30. RIP Dolla You will be missed
    Your music will live forever
    Go with God
    Hope 2 meet u in heaven One day

  31. shit mehn, it stares my hearth to hear dis, dude rest in peace. but fuck’ em haters.

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