Trouble was signed to Def Jam alongside American producer Mike Will Made-Ear It’s Drummers Records, and the label confirmed his death via Instagram on Sunday (June 5).
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Trouble’s children, loved ones, and fans,” reads the caption of a photo of the late Atlanta rapper. “He was an inspiration to the people he passionately represented and a true voice for his city. Scoob, rest in peace.”
On Sunday, Trouble’s biological sister posted on social media that he was shot and died while sitting in his car, according to unsubstantiated reports. However, the circumstances surrounding his death and his sister’s statements have yet to be confirmed.
Trouble was 34 years old, according to reports.
Who Is Trouble? Trouble’s Early Life And Music Career
Trouble is an American rapper whose real name is Mariel Semonte Orr. He’s from the Edgewood neighborhood of East Atlanta. Skoob, as he was known among his friends and peers, began his career with Duct Tape Entertainment in 2011 and quickly established himself in the Atlanta rap scene.
His first hit was the boisterous 2011 song “Bussin (Remix),” which featured Yo Gotti, Waka Flocka, and Trae Tha Truth and was released on his mixtape on December 17th. He would later make guest appearances on other rappers’ songs, such as Lupe Fiasco’s 2015 posse track “Chopper,” which featured Glasses Malone, Trae tha Truth, Billy Blue, Buk, and Fam-Lay, and YFN Lucci’s 2016 single “Key to the Streets,” which featured Glasses Malone, Trae tha Truth, Billy Blue, Buk, and Fam-Lay.
Trouble’s most recent album, Thug Luv, was released in 2020. Quavo, Boosie BadAzz, City Girls, Jeezy, and others make cameos on the album.
Trouble was an outspoken critic on social media and wasn’t afraid to talk about anything, big or small, outside of music. Trouble wasn’t hesitant to speak his thoughts, whether it was supporting DaBaby for his homophobic remarks at the 2021 Rolling Loud Festival in Miami or critiquing the new Atlanta sound.