Sad news to report. St. Louis rapper Huey of ‘Pop, Lock & Drop It’ fame has been fatally shot in his hometown.
According to St. Louis local news outlet Fox 2 Now, Huey, real name Lawrence Franks, Jr., was shot and killed in Kinloch late Thursday (June 25) night in his hometown. Details are scant at the moment but news of the killing made its way to social media where fans fondly remembered Huey’s smash hit, which he released as a teenager.
Huey released his debut album Notebook Paper in 2007, bolstered by the double-platinum “Pop, Lock & Drop It” single via Hitz Committee and Jive Records. His studio album Redemption came via EMI in 2010. Huey dropped a pair of mixtapes after his final studio album and has been relatively quiet on the music scene.