Baltimore rapper G-Rock was shot last night, according to multiple social media posts. Police reported that G-Rock, born Donte Dixon Jr., died in the hospital this afternoon from his injuries, which occurred in the 4500 block of Edmonson Avenue. The 29-year-old's last known address was the 4100 block of Edmonson Avenue, police say.
After starting out in the four-man rap group Teflon Dons in 2009, G-Rock went solo with the release of the mixtape "Heroin City," produced by DJ JG. He went on to put out the mixtapes "Menace 2 Society" and "Da Tester,"* and a duo of releases named "G-Rock Mayweather." In recent days on Twitter, he was touting the release of "G-Rock Mayweather III." Shawn Smallwood, who DJed for G-Rock, said it will be released posthumously.
Earlier this week, G-Rock posted a short video on Instagram of a shopping trip with Baton Rouge rapper Kevin Gates, who was in town for a headlining gig at Baltimore Soundstage last Wednesday. Seven weeks prior, a picture appeared to show them in the studio together.
At the Soundstage show, someone in the crowd spotted G-Rock off to the side of the stage during one of the performances and tweeted it. He later told the rapper, "already its ya time now STRAIGHT UP !"
G-Rock responded, "ain't no ?"
*An earlier version of this post gave the incorrect name for one of G-Rock's releases. It has been corrected.