Young Greatness Fatally Shot & Killed in New Orleans

By on October 29, 2018

Tragedy strikes the world of hip-hop once again. According to CBS’ local New Orleans affiliate, rapper Young Greatness was shot and killed outside of a local Waffle House earlier this morning (Oct. 29). He was only 34.
The news outlet reports that the rapper, who had been signed to Quality Control, was shot once on 2900 block’s Elysian Fields Avenue. He was declared dead on the scene.

Police are currently searching for two suspects in the murder, which also saw Greatness’ car get stolen.

Speaking with New Orleans’ WDSU, Greatness’s mother Jeanine Rose seemingly criticized the government while explaining the state of the city and the tragedy of young men dying too soon.

“I can’t stand that place,” she says. “They can have it with their politics and potholes. It’s too many mothers taking slow walks to sad tombs while they sit at home and play politics with people’s life and people living.”

With a distinctive swagger and a rock-solid fan base, the “Paper” rapper had solidified his status as a legit rap star by the time of his death. Speaking with XXL for The Break three years ago, Greatness declared rap stardom as one of his goals.
“It’s only one Young Greatness,” he said at the time. “I have goals to be the next star to come out of New Orleans and I have a strategic plan. I’m confident in myself. I believe in myself, and at this point and time for my city, it’s going to be big for New Orleans. I got to do it. I don’t have another choice.”

The death of greatness marks the latest in a continuing line of rappers who’ve been shot and killed in 2018. This past June, XXXTentacion and Pittsburgh’s Jimmy Wopo were shot and killed on the same day. Earlier this month, Louisiana’s Marley G was killed in the same fashion.