Atlanta Rapper Trouble Dead – XXL

The hip-hop community is mourning the death of rapper Trouble today.

Trouble’s label Def Jam, which is in partnership with Mike Will Made-It’s label Ear Drummers, confirmed his death on Sunday (June 5) via Instagram. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones, and fans of Trouble,” reads the caption of a post featuring a photo of the late ATL rapper. “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob.”


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According to unconfirmed reports on Sunday, Trouble’s sister announced on social media that he was shot and killed while sitting in his car. However, details surrounding his death nor his sister’s words are not confirmed.


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Trouble was 34 years old.

Before his death early Sunday morning, Trouble was hanging out with friends while riding around Atlanta and spent time at the Our Bar ATL while enjoying drinks with a female companion, which he shared on his Instagram Stories. Check it out below.

XXL has reached out to the Atlanta police department for comment.

Trouble hanging out with his friend before his death.

@1troublemmb via Instagram

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Trouble enjoying drinks with a female companion at Our Bar ATL.

@1troublemmb via Instagram

Trouble, born Mariel Semonte Orr, is from the East Atlanta neighborhood of Edgewood. The Atlanta rhymer, who was affectionately called Skoob by his friends and peers, got his start with Duct Tape Entertainment in 2011, and made his presence felt in the ATL rap scene.

He first made noise with his rowdy 2011 anthem “Bussin (Remix)” featuring Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka and Trae Tha Truth, which appeared on his mixtape, December 17th. He would eventually make guest appearances on other rappers’ songs like Lupe Fiasco’s 2015 posse track “Chopper,” featuring Glasses Malone, Trae tha Truth, Billy Blue, Buk and Fam-Lay, and YFN Lucci’s 2016 single, “Key to the Streets.”

Trouble also made a stellar appearance on Young Thug’s 2015 hit “Thief in the Night” from Slim Season 2. In 2016, Trouble delivered another street-worthy mixtape called 16. Check out the video below.

In 2017, Trouble signed with Mike WiLL Made-It’s Eardrummer Records and dropped his debut studio album, Edgewood, in 2018. The 16-song collection boasts the Drake-assisted banger “Brink It Back” and “Real Is Rare (Edgewood).” He followed it with Edgewood (41E Edition), which included five bonus tracks.

Trouble’s last album was Thug Luv in 2020. The LP features guest appearances from Quavo, Boosie BadAzz, City Girls, Jeezy and more.

Outside of music, Trouble was a very outspoken critic on social media and wasn’t shy to discuss topics big and small. Whether it was defending DaBaby for his homophobic remarks at the 2021 Rolling Loud Festival in Miami or criticizing the new Atlanta sound, Trouble wasn’t afraid to speak his mind.

One of his recent Instagram posts sharing his opinion.

Upon hearing the sad news of Trouble’s death, several hip-hop artists posted their condolences to the ATL rhymer.

Mike Will Made-It, who worked with Trouble throughout his career, posted several tribute photos of the late rapper on his Instagram Stories.

Meek Mill also shared his sentiments on Trouble’s passing. “And I woke up to rip trouble…. Everybody texting be careful! Smh rip fam!!!!” Meek tweeted.

Jermaine Dupri expressed his grief on Twitter, writing, “Man…this shit ain’t cool,” along with a teary-eye emoji. JD also posted the same message on his Instagram Stories. “Man!! This Shit is getting outta hand. Not my dawg[.] [Thug] Life,” he wrote along with the hashtag #riptrouble and a teary-eye emoji.

More peers and friends in the hip-hop community like Gucci Mane, T.I.DJ Scream and Pierre “P” Thomas from Quality Control, among others, also posted their condolences on social media. Check them out below.

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