R.I.P ‘Pop, Lock & Drop It’ Rapper Huey
Written by Rika C on June 26, 2020
Known for his hit 2006 debut single “Pop, Lock and Drop It”, that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 98 in 2007. Huey was previously signed to Jive Records, and it seemed that the Kinloch native had plans to drop some new music. According to reports, Huey, whose real name is Lawrence Franks Jr., was shot shortly before 11 pm on Thursday. The tragic double shooting took place in front of a home in the 8100 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard near Mable Avenue in Kinloch. Huey was rushed to a local hospital with a gunshot wound. He succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. After having done further investigations, police officers connected Huey’s shooting to another gunshot victim. The 21-year-old unidentified man showed up at the Ferguson Police Department, after which he was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. He is currently listed as stable. There has been an outpouring of condolences on social media from fans and friends of the rapper as they mourn his devastating and sudden loss. Police have yet to make an arrest in the double shooting.