The music industry is reacting to the news of PnB Rock’s death at age 30 , which was confirmed to Vulture by a representative. The 30-year-old rapper died after being shot and robbed at a Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in Los Angeles on Monday. He was reportedly eating at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who posted a since-deleted Instagram Story of the meal with a location tag for the restaurant. According to the Los Angeles Times, Rock (born Rakim Allen) was targeted for his jewelry. Police said surveillance video will be reviewed to search for the shooter, who fled the scene. Rock leaves behind two daughters.
A Philadelphia native known for his 2016 hit single “Selfish,” Rock was named a member of the XXL Freshman Class of 2017. Over the course of his career, he collaborated with artists including Young Thug, 2 Chainz, Wiz Khalifa, Kodak Black, and Chance the Rapper. “He was gentle and kind with me, a newcomer and stranger. rest in peace, man,” Chika tweeted with a broken-heart emoji. “He was such a pleasure to work with,” Nicki Minaj wrote in part. “Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus.” Below, read more social-media tributes to PnB Rock.