Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Roderick Anthony “Dolla” Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009)

On this day, May 18, in hip-hop history... 2009: On May 18, 2009, Southern rapper Roderick Anthony Burton II, better known as his stage name, Dolla, tragically died in a shooting in Los Angeles. He was 21-years-old. Born in Chicago but raised in Decatur, Georgia, Dolla first started rapping at the age of thirteen, first going by the name Bucklyte. After spending some time in different rap groups, a solo Dolla signed with Akon's Konvict Muzik label in 2007. Still a rising star, Dolla released his first single under Konvict Muzik in '07 entitled "Who the Fuck Is That?" The T-Pain produced ...

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