Atlanta Rapper Young Capone was found dead after he went missing in Chicago, his publicist Aleesha Carter confirmed on Thursday. Capone, 35, was first reported missing in July.
“This is with a heavy heavy heart that I’m even posting this,” Carter wrote on Instagram. “We made magic when we strategically put out projects, always. Young Capone aka Dopeboy Ra aka Rara was one of my first Hip Hop/ Rap clients, and I can’t believe the news I just got of his unexpected passing! A friend…a client and just huge in East Atlanta. This is not the easiest post at all. Rest easy, RIP @dopeboyra.”
The publicist didn’t disclose a cause of death.
Capone, born Rodriguez Smith, was signed to Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Recordings in Atlanta and appeared on Dupri’s compilation album Young Fly & Flashy Vol. 1 in 2005.
Capone, an East Atlanta native, was also affiliated with rapper T.I.’s Hustle Gang record label and appeared on the collective’s 2017 We Want Smoke album.
“Deeply saddened by the loss of an Atlanta/Trap Muzik Legend,” T.I. captioned a statement from Grand Hustle. “Sending my sincerest condolences to his loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.”