Doughboyz Cashout Member Roc Shot & Killed In Detroit

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Yesterday (October 9) Doughboy Roc of CTE-affiliated group Doughboyz Cashout was fatally shot in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. The veteran rapper born Rodney Yeargin was 29 years old. Reports from the local CBS affiliate claim that Roc was fired upon while sitting in a car at Stoepel Street and Westfield Avenue in mid-afternoon Monday. He was struck at least twice, in the head and shoulder, and pronounced dead on the scene.

Doughboyz Cashout formed in Detroit in the mid-2000s, including members Payroll Giovanni, HBK, Chaz Bling, Crispy Quis, Clay, Bmo Maine and Doughboy Dre, along with Roc. In 2013, they joined Freddie Gibbs as part of a short-lived Midwest expansion to Young Jeezy’s Corporate Thugz Entertainment, under Def Jam. The group would leave without releasing an album.

It was during this period that songs like 2013’s “Pure White” with Pusha T and Big K.R.I.T. put them before AFH‘s audience. That song has since achieved nearly 2 million Soundcloud plays. Prior to this, the crew earned accolades for Free Roc, a mixtape bringing attention to the then-incarcerated Yeargin.

On his own, Roc worked with the likes of Murda Mook and Philthy Rich. He recently released Roc vs. Balboa. Jeezy has not publicly reacted to the news.

Ambrosia For Heads extends condolences to Doughboyz Cashout, and the family, friends, and fans of Roc.