Today in Hip-Hop: R.I.P. Jimme Wallstreet (1979 – June 20, 2013)
On this day, June 20, in hip-hop history...
2013: Philadelphia rapper James "Jimme Wallstreet" Davis had been making all the right noise and had a bright future ahead of him when he was killed on June 20, 2013. Wallstreet signed to a production deal with Don Cannon, had received co-signs in the industry from 50 Cent and Meek Mill and before his death, had just recently linked up with New Jersey rapper Big Ooh! to drop the mixtape, Twin Towers.
On June 20, 2013, Jimme was ambushed outside of his mother's home on the 900 block of East Church Lane in East Germantown. Police reports indicate he was shot multiple times because there were seven shell casings at the scene. Wallstreet was rushed to Einstein Medical Center but was pronounced dead at time of arrival. He was 34-years-old.
Jimme's untimely passing was especially hard since he had just performed at a Stop The Violence Rally in Philly a week prior to his murder. He was also killed just hours after another Dream Chasers affiliate, Lil Snupe, was shot dead in Louisiana. Meek Mill, who supported both rappers, shared his shock and condolences online. "#ripwallstreet today was just a bad day!" Up until now, Jimme Wallstreet's murder remains unsolved and no new witnesses have come forward since the murder.
R.I.P. Jimme Wallstreet.
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