Rapper Young Greatness, real name Theodore Jones, has died after a shooting took place outside of a Waffle House in New Orleans early Monday (Oct. 29) morning.
The 34-year-old rapper was most known for his 2015 single “Moolah,” which later received a remix by Lil Wayne and Yo Gotti.
TV station WDSU News first reported Young Greatness’ death, and other New Orleans news outlets WWL, Nola, and Rickey Smiley Morning Show picked up the report confirming the news. His mother confirmed the news with WDSU, saying, “It’s too many mothers making slow walks to sad tombs.” The shooting was reported at 1:35 a.m. in the morning, with Jones dying at the scene. Authorities have yet to release details about the shooting, and a motivation is currently unknown.
Following the news, Jim Jones posted on Instagram to offer his condolences to his family. “He was a cool kid everytime I seen him,” he wrote. “I pray for his family RIP.”
Young Greatness was planning to release a sequel to his most recent mixtape, Bloody Summer, sometime this year.
Family members identify Theodore Jones, known by his rap name #YoungGreatness, as the victim of an overnight shooting. @HeathAllenWDSU spoke with Jones’ mother, Jeanine Rose. She says, “It’s too many mothers making slow walks to sad tombs.” @wdsu pic.twitter.com/5MZZ6E2eXC
— Kweilyn Murphy (@KweilynWDSU) October 29, 2018