Rapper Trouble Killed In Atlanta Domestic Dispute
UPDATE: FOX 5 Atlanta reports that Jamichael Jones has turned himself into Rockdale, Georgia authorities. The 33-year-old has surrendered, following a two-day manhunt after the killing of Mariel Semonte Orr, who rapped under the name Trouble.
Jones reportedly agreed to cooperate after police interrogated the suspect’s mother. Reportedly while at the woman’s residence, Jones attempted to contact her. “The mother turned the son onto one of my sergeants, who began to talk to him and convince Mr. Jones to turn himself in,” Rockdale County Sheriff Eric Levette said. Jones now faces charges of felony murder, aggravated assault, home invasion, and battery. He has been denied bond.
ORIGINAL JUNE 6 STORY: Amid a year already marred by tragedy, Atlanta, Georgia rapper Trouble is the latest casualty. The 34-year-old artist born Mariel Semonte Orr was confirmed dead yesterday (June 5) after a reported domestic dispute in suburban Atlanta. Early Sunday, police responded to calls at Lake St. James Apartments in Conyers. Orr was found with a gunshot wound to the chest. The Atlanta Constitution-Journal reports that Trouble passed at a nearby hospital. According to USA Today, the sheriff’s department has called the incident “a domestic situation.” An arrest warrant has been issued for the suspect, 33-year-old Jamichael Jones.
USA Today also reports that per the sheriff’s office, Trouble was visiting a “female friend.” Jones was reportedly an associate of the woman, who did not know the artist who was signed to producer Mike WiLL Made-It’s Eardruma label. Trouble’s music had been previously distributed by Def Jam and Interscope throughout his career.
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According to FOX5 Atlanta, a manhunt is currently underway for Jones.
In 2011, Trouble (who also used the name Skoob) earned acclaim for his breakthrough mixtape, December 17th and its single “Bussin.” Then an artist on Duct Tape Entertainment, the 23-year-old named his project after the day of his prison release for aggravated assault. It featured Waka Flocka Flame and Alley Boy, and received praise from MTV and Complex. The following year, Trouble appeared on Killer Mike’s R.A.P. Music. On lead video single “Big Beast,” Trouble rapped alongside Bun B, T.I., and Mike.
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During the mid-2010s, Trouble worked with Lupe Fiasco on Tetsuo & Youth and appeared on YFN Lucci’s platinum single “Key To The Streets,” along with Migos. By 2017, Trouble inked with Mike WiLL Made It’s Eardruma Records. The following year, the rapper and producer partnered for Edgewood. The collection, entering the Top 200, featured Drake on “Bring It Back,” as well as Fetty Wap, The Weeknd, and Quavo. In 2020, Trouble proceeded with a Def Jam-distributed Thug Luv. Jeezy and 2 Chainz appeared on that collection, which also arrived under Mike WiLL’s label. The LP included Trouble and Boosie Badazz remaking Silkk The Shocker’s “It Ain’t My Fault.”
Since 2020, Trouble launched his own MMB imprint, where he released “Keep Dat Quiet” last year. Drake, T.I., Killer Mike, Meek Mill, Mike WiLL, and Gucci Mane are among those who have publicly mourned Trouble.
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Ambrosia For Heads extends condolences to Trouble’s family, friends, and fans.