R.I.P. Yung Mazi Murdered In Atlanta, Once Claimed To Be Bulletproof
Yung Mazi, an up and coming rapper from Atlanta, was shot to death in his hometown Sunday night (Aug. 6). Atlanta’s 11 Alive News reported that the deadly shooting happened at around 8:55 p.m. in ATL’s Kirkwood community near the intersection of Oakview Road and Hosea L. Williams Drive.
Mazi (real name: Jabril A.) was reportedly shot “multiple times” as he was walking out of a pizza restaurant called Urban Pie. Police said he appeared to have been targeted in the shooting..
A nearby Mercedes Benz was riddled with bullets. A crowd, including Mazi’s friends and family members, gathered at the scene of the shooting. The suspect’s name has yet to be officially released, and though the victim’s name wasn’t immediately revealed, social media has basically confirmed that it was Yung Mazi. 11 Alive has since confirmed, however, that the victim is indeed Atlanta rapper Yung Mazi.
If his name sounds familiar, it’s because this isn’t Yung Mazi’s first time making headlines for being shot. He was shot inside a Waffle House in the Buckhead area of Atlanta last December. While he and a group of friends were ordering at the counter, someone already seated a table with a group of men shot at the rapper.
Immediately following the shooting, Mazi tweeted, then deleted, “God made me bulletproof.”
Despite being shot three times, the rapper was able to speak with police and was taken to the hospital by his friends (instead of waiting for an ambulance). And believe it or not, that wasn’t the first time Mazi had escaped death.
The ATL-based rapper—who has worked with big names in Hip-Hop such as Kevin Gates, Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan—claimed to have been shot upwards of 10 times over the years, including once in the head that left him temporarily brain damaged and almost killed him.
“I just got shot a couple more times,” he said in November 2015 while laying in a hospital bed. “Three more times. It’s nothing. We do it [mucho], man. I done got shot 10 times.”
An excerpt from his bio on his official website reads:
A couple of years ago… an old beef with a rival hustler came back to haunt him. He was shot five times—one bullet hitting him in the head and leaving him temporarily brain damaged, almost ending his life.
“When the bullet hit me in the head,” Mazi recollects, “it greatly affected me. I had to learn how to read, write, and speak all over again. I’m still not 100% right. I tried doing my daughter’s elementary school homework and it was hard. I couldn’t count money. My brother had to send text messages for me from my phone. It was deep.”
One of his last mixtapes was titled Physical Therapy because while he was recording it, he was recovering in a wheelchair from a previous gunshot.
Yung Mazi said back in a June 2016 interview that he believed he kept getting shot because of his skin tone and the expensive jewelry he’s always seen wearing.
“Look at me for one. I’m a red dude,” he said, “people always don’t like the red dude for some reason… and I might walk around with a quarter-million-dollars-worth of jewelry on.”
Written by: The Master Chief