On the day Bankroll Fresh would have turned 30, family and fans remember him

When you're an Atlanta rapper, part of your credibility rests on you being "from the streets." But sometimes that lifestyle can come with the dangerous territory of drugs, guns, gangs and violence. We talk to family of Bankroll Fresh, whose murder was a w

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That's what fans everywhere were saying on Wednesday, July 2. The same day Bankroll Fresh would have turned 30 years old.

From fellow Atlanta rappers, to fans, the well wishes flooded onto Twitter in honor of the slain rapper. He died more than a year ago after a shootout outside of Street Execs Studio in northwest Atlanta on March 24, 2016.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A year after his death, police released surveillance video of the deadly incident. But still, to this day, investigators are still trying to find the rapper's killer.

Earlier this summer, 11Alive's Neima Abdulahi spoke to Bankroll Fresh's family and those in the rap community who knew him well. For them, especially for his nephew Bankroll PJ, rapping is how they help make sure Fresh is remembered. 

“It killed our spirit, but he’s so intelligent that he’s like, we’ve got to make it,” said Quiktrip, a fellow rapper part of the same crew, Street Money Worldwide. “We can’t fail Fresh."

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Family says they will be releasing a tribute album soon in honor of Fresh, just another way to keep his name and legacy alive.

 

 

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