- Born in New Orleans, Atlanta rapper Jung Mal was one of six people arrested and charged with murder after a man was killed Saturday night (July 10) in Decatur, Georgia, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
The shot reportedly exploded at a Chevron gas station at 2450 Candler Road, and DeKalb County police received a call at about 9 p.m. when a man was shot dead in the mid-1940s. The victim was conveyed to hospital and later died; Police said the suspect and victim argued before the shooting.
Jung Mal, 25, whose real name is Jamal Braud, along with De’Vonty King, 19, Tavian Ford, 46, Brian Jones, 26, and Devin Baker (31) and Darren Dodson, are charged with murder and terrorism and preventing street crimes. . gang (20).
According to online records, the six suspects are staying held at the DeKalb County Jail, with Dodson facing further assault and terrorism offenses and street gang charges. Gucci Mane signed Jung Mal to his label in 2017 but has since founded The New 1017 Records with an entirely new roster. During a March 2020 interview with HipHopDX, Mal explained how he connected with Gucci.
“I remember Quill doing the Kids of the 6 EP, and I had the Gucci Mane exemplary song ‘East Atlanta 6’,” he said. “We used the entire record to get his attention, and when we released it, we asked everyone to tag it. One of my old managers told me I would sign, but I didn’t believe it. So two weeks later, I called Gucci privately and talked to him like he was crazy. I told him he wasn’t just signing ordinary people; he was signing the real deal below.
“He continued, ‘I met him in person on video, and it was the first time I kicked him like that with a superstar.’ I think I have about $20,000 in my pocket like I’m a rapper I have to get past this because for a long time, I was stuck wherever and wherever I went it was all about Gucci Mane one minute to pull myself away from it and find know so I can go crazy.”
In May, Jung Mal released the 17-track project 1.5 Way or No Way with Pooh Shiesty, G Herbo, Lil Gotit, BIG30, Slimelife Shawty, and more.