Cash Money rapper Young Greatness was shot and killed in New Orleans on Monday.
The New Orleans hip-hop community is mourning the death of another one of their own today following the death of Young Greatness, real name Theodore Jones. Greatness was shot to death in an apparent robbery incident at approximately 1:30 AM on Monday morning (October 29, 2018). CBS News reported that the 34-year-old rapper was pounced upon by gunmen outside a Waffle House in the 2900 block of Elysian Fields Avenue.
The New Orleans Police Department reported that Jones was shot in the back and his shooter(s) took his car. The rapper’s mother, Jeanine Rose, told reporters that he was in town for a funeral and was on FaceTime with his manager when the shooting started.
Young Greatness is a New Orleans native who was signed to Cash Money Records. He is best known for the 2015 hit song “Moolah” which made a dent on the Billboard Hot 100 chart that year. Jones was living in Houston at the time of his death after moving there after Hurricane Katrina.
NOLA reported that his stolen car has since been recovered by police who are on the hunt for his shooters. Cops are asking anyone with information about his death to contact 504-658-5300.
Family members identify Theodore Jones, known by his rap name #YoungGreatness, as the victim of an overnight shooting. @HeathAllenWDSU spoke with Jones’ mother, Jeanine Rose. She says, “It’s too many mothers making slow walks to sad tombs.” @wdsu pic.twitter.com/5MZZ6E2eXC
— Kweilyn Murphy (@KweilynWDSU) October 29, 2018
NEW: NOPD says rapper @YoungGreatness7 was shot in the back. They also said the two suspects took his car from the scene on Elysian Fields. If you know anything at all, call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. @wdsu #YoungGreatness pic.twitter.com/yoezTvqv4j
— Christina Watkins (@CWatkinsWDSU) October 29, 2018
RIP brother…. pic.twitter.com/jRBYl661rj
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) October 29, 2018