Trouble, the Atlanta-based rapper who has collaborated with artists such as Drake, Migos and The Weeknd, has died aged 34.
The rapper-born Mariel Semonte Orr’s label Def Jam confirmed his passing in a statement Sunday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, loved ones and fans of Trouble,” Def Jam wrote on social media. “A true voice for his city and an inspiration to the community he proudly represented. RIP Scoob.” No cause of death was confirmed.
Fellow Atlanta rappers such as Gucci Mane, TI, Jeezy and 2 Chainz all took to social media on Sunday to pay tribute to Trouble, as did producer Mike Will Made-It, who served as executive producer on Trouble’s debut album. in 2018 Edgewood†
“Trouble’s personality lit up a room and his conversation made you more creative than when you walked in,” wrote Mike Will Made-It in his Instagram Stories. “His accent, dialect and charisma were the subject of constant discussion when we spoke; chats usually full of laughter.”
After a series of mixtapes starting with 2011 December 17 – featuring “Bussin”, his breakout track, as well as a remix of that track that Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka Flame and Trae the Truth boast of – Trouble signed Mike Will’s Ear Drummer label under the Interscope umbrella.
Edgewood arrived in 2018, featuring songs featuring Drake (“Bring It Back”), The Weeknd (“Come Thru”), members of Migos (“Rider” featuring Quavo, “Kesha Dem” featuring Offset), and Boosie Badazz (“Ms. Cathy & Mrs. Connie”).
Trouble — who also appeared on “FIGHT” alongside Gucci Man, YG, Quavo and Juicy J from the Creed 2 soundtrack — released his second album Thug Luva in 2020. That LP featured contributions from City Girls, Jeezy, Jacquees, and 2 Chainz, who tweeted Sunday after the news of Trouble’s death. “Mannnn you cried at P party bruuu really solid person shit crazy we need to post this shit i swear i hate the devil man and he works overtime here. pray for your family and peace my brother.”
“God Bless the Dead”, Killer Mike added of Problems. “He was a good man. Gone too soon.”