Doughboy Roc, born Rodney Yeargin, was shot and killed in his hometown Detriot on Monday, according to Local 4 News.
Authorities said that around 3:30 p.m. Yeargin was found shot to death inside his car on the city’s west side. Police are still searching for the shooter.
Roc, 29, rose to prominence as a member of Doughboyz Cashout. The group was formed in 2006 when its members were high school students, with many, including Roc, attending Southfield High School. In 2013, the group signed to Jeezy’s CTE World label – although they are no longer a part of the label.
In 2012 the group released “Free Roc” following the rapper’s incarceration. In 2013 he released Ghetto Testimony, in 2014 there was Beastmode, 2016 there was Loyalty is Everything, and in September, Roc released a solo album entitled Roc Vs Balboa.
On Tuesday HBK Kid, a member of the group, posted on Twitter a tribute to his friend and collaborator.
October – 9 – 2017 not just me but the whole city lost a real good nigga. Rest up Roc We love you #DoughboyzCashout4Life
— BossYoLifeUpGang (@72Kiddo) October 9, 2017
Detroit rapper Big Sean also tweeted his condolences.
RIP Doughboy Roc. Bless his Soul, his family n Doughboyz Cashout. We gotta do better 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— Sean Don (@BigSean) October 10, 2017