Aspiring Rapper Shot & Killed!

Aspiring Rapper Shot & Killed!

A 22-year old man from Houston, Texas who was an aspiring rapper was shot and killed on the set of a rap music video that was being filmed at a Houston home.

Witnesses say a fight broke out shortly before the shooting and after the shooting bystanders took the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival!

Police are looking for leads with regards to this case and although a candlelight vigil was held in his honor no one has come forward with information to bring some closure to his family by getting justice for the victim!

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HOUSTON, TEXAS -- A 22-year-old man is dead after a shooting at the filming of a rap music video early Sunday morning in north Harris County, deputies said.

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office said around 1:20 a.m. deputies were dispatched to the 11300 block of Grayling Lane.

When deputies arrived at the scene, they discovered the shooting occurred as several people were making a rap music video at a home.

Witnesses said a fight broke out in the street and the victim, Tyrell Young, was shot.

Bystanders put Young in a car and took him to Willowbrook Methodist Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

On Sunday night, friends and family members held a candlelight vigil for the aspiring rapper.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to contact the HCSO Homicide Unit at 713-967-5810 or call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Source: WFAA


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A music video or song video is a short film integrating a song and imagery, produced for promotional or artistic purposes. Modern music videos are primarily made and used as a marketing device intended to promote the sale of music recordings. Although the origins of music videos date back much further, they came into prominence in the 1980s, when MTV based their format around the medium. Prior to the 1980s, these works were described by various terms including "illustrated song", "filmed insert", "promotional (promo) film", "promotional clip", "song video", "song clip" or "film clip".

Music videos use a wide range of styles of film making techniques, including animation, live action filming, documentaries, and non-narrative approaches such as abstract film. Some music videos blend different styles, such as animation and live action. Many music videos interpret images and scenes from the song's lyrics, while others take a more thematic approach. Other music videos may be without a set concept, being merely a filmed version of the song's live performance.

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