Trouble, better known by his stage name Skoob, has died. It has been confirmed by the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office that Orr was shot in Conyers, Georgia, early Sunday morning. He was 34 years of age.
According to an Instagram post by the label earlier today, Def Jam has verified the news of his death (June 5).
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the children, family ones and fans of Trouble,” Def Jam wrote. Inspiring the people he represented, he was an outspoken advocate for his hometown. R.I.P. Scoob..”
When Trouble was born on November 4, 1987, she was named Mariel Semonte Orr. He grew up in Edgewood, Atlanta, and started rapping at the age of 14 after being inspired by the likes of Tupac and DMX.
Duct Tape Entertainment, the record company founded by Big Bank Black, would release and co-release much of Trouble’s work.
When Trouble released his debut mixtape on December 17th, 2011, he released the hit single “Bussin.'” Among the stone-faced men with firearms in the music video was Trouble, who was just 23 at the time.
Following the release of “Bussin’,” Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka, and Trae Tha Truth collaborated on a remix of the song.
The success of “Thief in the Night” led Trouble to appear on tracks with Atlanta superstars like Young Thug (“Everyday” and “You Don’t Deserve Dat”).
Trouble grew his network of collaborators even further on his following album, Green Light, which was released in 2011, collaborating with Lex Luger, Yo Gotti, Zaytoven, and other MCs and producers.
Since then, the rapper has released a number of albums, including 431 Days, The Return of December 17th (which features the Pusha T duet “Thank U Lord”), All On Me, and more.
Skoobzilla, Trouble’s feature-packed 2016 album, featured Young Thug, Quavo, Nard & B, Zaytoven, and Fetty Wap among others.
The next year’s Year in 2016 mixtape featured many of the same artists. Edgewood and Thug Luv, Trouble’s final two albums, arrived in 2018 and 2020, respectively.
Ear Drummer/Interscope put out Edgewood, and Def Jam put out Thug Luv for Trouble’s first major-label releases. It was all Mike WILL Made-work It’s on Edgewood. ”
Come Thru,” a collaboration between Trouble and The Weeknd, and Drake’s “Bring It Back” were among the tracks on the album.
“We all come from the same shit, but on different sides,” Trouble remarked in an interview with The Fader in 2018.
What most people need is a little help getting to the next level. No one can save the world in a single moment, but you can make a difference in your own life.
It has been a week since the news of Trouble’s passing was made public, and fellow musicians including Gucci Mane (who was a close friend of Trouble), Earl Sweatshirt, Meek Mill, Rae Sremmurd, and others have paid respect to the rapper on social media.