During an overflowing funeral service Saturday at Montgomery, Alabama’s True Divine Baptist Church, T.I. delivered a eulogy for Doe B, the rapper who was shot and killed on December 28th. He was 22 years old. “I admired Doe, because as a young man at the age that he was, he always presented himself to be more mature,” T.I. said, as seen in the video above, via Hip Hop DX. He continued, saying that while Grand Hustle, the label to which T.I. signed Doe B in 2012, is often regarded as an entertainment company, “to be honest with you, we a family, this is a family business. So I want everybody to know that, one thing I will never do, I will never let this hard man’s hard work go to waste. I’ll never let his work go to waste, I’ll never let his life be lived in vain.”
Two other victims of the same shooting, 21-year-old Troy University student Kimberle Johnson and 20-year-old Tim Hamilton, have died; five more were injured. Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange has since closed the Centennial Hill Bar and Grill, the club where the shooting occurred, saying it posed “an imminent threat to public safety.” Montgomery police have arrested two suspects in the case: Montgomery’s Jason McWilliams and Darius Thomas. Both are 25, and have been charged with capital murder.
Hear “Flying With Angles,” T.I.’s tribute to Doe B, which features Doe B vocals:
Watch Doe B’s December “Trap Muzik” video: