According to WSB-TV, a local rapper/producer is behind bars charged with the shooting death of a friend. Police say Damon Martin, 35, of Detroit, was shot and killed early Friday morning at the sprawling Hampton, GA home of local rapper Shawty Redd.

Redd, real name Demetrius Stewart, 28, initially told cops the New Year's Day shooting was accidental. But following an investigation, cops leaned the shooting was the result of an argument which turned physical.

Shawty Redd is mostly known for his production work on Young Jeezy's albums and for producing Snoop Dogg's hit "Sexual Seduction" off his 'Ego Trip' CD.

If you recall, Redd took to the blogs two years ago to complain that he never got paid for producing tracks on Jeezy's mixtape and CDs.

Redd is currently being held in the Henry County jail without bond. A preliminary hearing scheduled for Saturday is reset to Jan. 12. His only hope for freedom is if his legal counsel can convince a jury that the shooting was in self defense.


  • MrzzSmitty

    Who? :shrugs:

  • FloridaChick813

    When will they ever learn????

  • Shauny

    I read this on CNN and TMZ (another case of them reporting on us...forget who I had this discussion with) but anyways.....was it that serious of an argument that you had to shoot and kill this man? Damn, what a way to end your year dude.

  • Shauny

    oh...and producer = rapper now? What song did he rap? I've read everywhere else that he was a producer only.

  • yvonne79

    Nikkas.... :SMH:

  • EricaDenese

    Another senseless shooting.

  • srv

    shawty redd is not a rapper SR..

  • attorneymom

    I have no idea who this guy. Just tell him not to drop the soap.

  • dblaq

    #7 - Yes Shawty Redd is a rapper too, he was working on an album and he used to be in a group way back in the day called "City Boyz" and they had a hit in Atlanta called "City Boy Bounce" produced by DJ Herb.

    On the topic: WTF do you have a person at your house that you would want to kill??? I would never have anybody at my house or keep anybody around me that would bring anybody to my house that I feel like I have to kill!!! Watch the company you keep. I don't feel bad for any of them, if you claim the "streets" and the "streets" come get you. Oh well, Life is a Dirty Game

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  • mirsmommy

    All I can do is SMDH at this nonsense. Two lives gone for what????? :mad:

  • Quitta

    As I said before, new year same sh*t. :mad1:

  • onlinefan

    what was the argument about? What happened to just straight up fighting somebody and either getting over it or parting ways?

  • eastpointvet

    i heard a rather detailed description on the matter but i aint bout to get shot telling it lol

  • Go-Go Girlie

    Dumb ass

  • BlacJay

    This was all over twitter the other day, if it is in fact true, I feel sorry for both parties 1. for the family of the deceased man and 2. for shawty red, a talented young brother ... we have got to stop the madness

  • Ebony

    Shawty red on the track
    Looks like he had a "n!@@a" moment :(