Big Mota, a Well-Known Rapper in Memphis, Identified as A Victim of The Oakhaven Shooting

Last Updated on October 28, 2023, 10:42 am

Tennessee: Deadly shooting in Oakhaven, Memphis leaves one dead, one critical.

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Big Mota, a well-known rapper and hip-hop artist in Memphis, Tennessee, has been identified as one of the victims in the Oakhaven shooting Thursday night. He is reportedly in critical condition.

What happened at Oakhaven?

Memphis, Tennessee: One person is dead, and another is in critical condition after a shooting in Oakhaven Thursday night. According to the Memphis Police Department, the horrifying incident happened a little before 9:00 p.m. in the 4100 block of Tchulahoma Road.

MPD says two men were driving a dark-colored car that was shot by gunfire more than a dozen times, leaving one person dead and another one in critical condition. According to the MPD, one of the victims has been identified as the well-known rapper, ‘Big Mota.’ He was transferred to Regional One Health in critical condition. The other victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

An investigation is underway to figure out the circumstances that led to the shooting and find the person responsible. There is currently no information available on the suspect. Anyone with information regarding the shooting is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Who is Big Mota?

Big Mota is a rapper and a hip-hop artist. Memphis community cherished the artist’s music and was shocked to learn about the shooting. They describe him as a good person and a ‘cool dude.’ Fans and friends speculate that he made a name for himself as an artist in the hip-hop community, which landed him in trouble.

One of his friends spoke to the media and requested to remain anonymous. He said,

“Ain’t nothing I can say bad about him,” he said, “But in this city, if you get some type of shine on you, man, they going to hate on you. Somebody is going to come at you some kind of way, one way or another.”

He was a talented artist whose authentic style and unfiltered lyrics resonated with music listeners. He had made an undeniable mark on the Memphis rap scene with rich, intense lyricism and unique style.

The attack on a beloved rapper has left the community shocked and friends and fans concerned for his well-being. Family, friends, and fans are praying for his recovery. He is currently fighting for his life.

The incident is under investigation. The identity of the shooter or the potential motive is yet to be determined. Law enforcement agencies are doing their best to bring the culprits to justice.


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