On November 11, Boosie Badazz affiliate Mo3 was shot and killed in his native Dallas. He was 28 years old and was a father of three.

Mo3, born Melvin Noble, was sitting in his car on 1-35 when an unknown gunman exited his car and began firing at him. Noble left his vehicle and the assailant began chasing him in broad daylight, while continuing to shoot at him. He was shot at the scene, along with a bystander. Noble was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died from his injuries.

“You think of the location and all the people who could be standing around or the other innocent people who could have been seriously injured,” Dallas’ Sgt. Warren Mitchell said to the Dallas News. “I don’t know a better word to describe it other than ‘brazen.’ I mean, in broad daylight [with] several cars around.”

Mo3 began rising to fame in 2014 with the release of Shottaz, which got the attention of his future mentor, Boosie. He was open about his background, which included gang life, but was also adamant about turning his life around. “I came a long way, man. I come from a whole ‘nother type of background,” he said to XXL in January 2020. “When you get the opportunity to change ya life and change ya ways, you gotta go on and take advantage.”

His most popular single was the “Errbody” remix featuring Boosie Badazz.

Boosie has since spoken out has the rapper’s death on Twitter, writing “I’m lost for words…See u when I get there.”

We are sending love to Noble’s close friends and family.