The music industry mourns the loss of Brooklyn-based rapper Leaf LZZ, who was tragically shot and killed on a fateful Sunday night in Burlington, Vermont. As tributes pour in, the shock and sadness of his untimely death resonate deeply within the hip-hop community and beyond.
Leaf LZZ, born Khalif M. Jones, was a rising star in the rap world. Known for his vibrant energy and distinct sound, he was carving out a unique space for himself in the crowded music scene. His raw talent and dedication to his craft earned him a dedicated following, with fans appreciating his authenticity and undeniable charisma.
Leaf LZZ’s career was characterized by his determination to tell his own story through music. His lyrics reflected his experiences and perspectives, resonating with many listeners who found solace and connection in his songs. While his career was tragically cut short, the impact he made in his short time in the spotlight is undeniable.
According to reports from wuw news and the Burlington Free Press, Leaf LZZ was fatally shot alongside another man, Anthony R Smith Jr., on Decatur Street, Burlington. Residents reported hearing a gunshot at around 9:13 pm, leading police to the gruesome scene. Jones was found gravely injured and later succumbed to his injuries at the UVM Medical Center. Smith Jr., already deceased upon the police’s arrival, was also 26 years old.
Leaf LZZ’s death is reportedly linked to a drug-related crime. Evidence suggests that the rapper and Smith Jr. were shot with a firearm present in the apartment where they were found. However, police believe that the fatal shots were not fired by Smith Jr. Investigations are ongoing to uncover the full circumstances surrounding this tragic incident.
My heart is saddened to hear the news & it’s harder to process when one of my friends pass away especially when you just talked to them. I’m extremely hurt but I know you’re in a better place. Love you for life heartyyyyy🤞🏽my prayers go out to your family Leaf Lzz
Leaf LZZ’s obituary paints a picture of a life tragically cut short. The rapper’s passing has sent shockwaves through the music industry and his local community, with many fans and fellow artists taking to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to his talent.
We gave niggas they careers & reason to rap today 💯 I was breaking curfew to get to the studio with bro, bro was going 90 on local streets tryna get me home before my P.o Pop Up 😢😭🕊️ Leaf Lzz
As we mourn the loss of Leaf LZZ, we remember him for his contributions to music and the impact he had on his listeners. His untimely passing is a stark reminder of the violence that continues to plague our communities. Our thoughts are with Leaf LZZ’s family, friends, and fans during this difficult time.