In a somber announcement, Grand Hustle Records, the label founded by T.I., confirmed the heartbreaking news of the passing of Dopeboy Ra, an esteemed member of the Hustle Gang collective. Widely recognized as RaRa and Young Capone, the Atlanta rap artist, whose real name was Rodriguez Smith, has left an indelible mark on the music industry.
The Atlanta community and the music world at large are grieving the loss of Dopeboy Ra, an integral part of T.I.’s Hustle Gang. The Grand Hustle label took to social media on Wednesday (August 16) to express their sorrow over the untimely demise of the artist. The news follows concerns that arose when Dopeboy Ra went missing, prompting a flurry of worried responses from his associates.
On Tuesday (August 15), whispers of Dopeboy Ra’s passing started circulating across social media platforms. Grand Hustle Records officially confirmed the tragic event in a heartfelt statement, shared via their Instagram account. “The Grand Hustle family is deeply saddened by the tragic passing of RaRa (formerly known as Young Capone),” the label announced via Instagram. “We are sending our sincere condolences to his family, children, friends and the Atlanta community. Our Grand Hustle brother will truly be missed for his remarkable presence and effortless talent.”
Hannah Kang, former General Manager of Grand Hustle, shared her grief at the loss of Dopeboy Ra through a poignant post on Instagram. Accompanied by a screenshot of their past conversations, she recalled fond memories of their interactions. “Damn @dopeboyra going thru our random silly dms,” she wrote. “RIP (don’t judge my typo *our mf our) i’m numb. Too many deaths.”
The passing of Dopeboy Ra has sent ripples of sorrow throughout the Atlanta music community. Artists from the region, including Young Dro and J.I.D, have joined in mourning the loss of a talent whose true identity was Rodriguez Smith. Despite the outpouring of condolences, the exact cause of his passing remains undisclosed, leaving a void in the hearts of those who admired his artistry and contributions.
In remembrance of Dopeboy Ra, Atlanta’s music scene reflects on the irreplaceable talent he shared and the lasting impact he made during his time with Grand Hustle Records. The legacy of his work will undoubtedly continue to resonate through the music that he created and the lives he touched.