These streets ain’t safe for rappers or producers. araabMUZIK, born Abraham Orellana, was reportedly shot in Rhode Island yesterday during an attempted robbery.
There is no word on exactly when or where the producer known for his MPC acrobatics on stage was shot, but he is in a hospital recovering. Duke Da God, araab’s manager, revealed his client’s predicament when he wished him well on Twitter/Instagram.
“Everyone wish my brother araabmuzik a healthy & pleasant recovery!!!! #Mvpofthempc #Soblessed,” read Duke Da God’s message, which was accompanied by a photo of araabMUZIK prone in a hospital bed and surrounded by friends.
“Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well,” araabMUZIK’s reps told Billboard in a statement. “He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can.”
Rapper Avatar Darko shed more light on how araab ended up in the hospital. “Prey for my bro Araab! He just got shot but he’ll be alright! He’s strong!,” he tweeted yesterday. “My lil brodi too trill! They tried to rob him and he ain’t come up off his sh-t so they tried get him outta there! He meant to be here! Foh!”
Hip-Hop Wired wishes araabMUZIK the best and a full recovery, but next time come up off the chain. Check out the pic on the next page.
[Spotted at Complex]