Rapper PnB Rock, best known for his 2016 hit song "Selfish," died Monday after being shot during a robbery at a Los Angeles restaurant
The rapper's music label Atlantic Records confirmed his death in a statement on Instagram.
"PnB Rock was more than an artist. To many, Rakim Allen was a great friend.
He was also a wonderful father to two beautiful little girls," the label wrote Tuesday.
Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz told the Los Angeles Times that a suspect showed a firearm inside the Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles
and demanded items from the victim before shooting him and fleeing.
The victim was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead just before 2 p.m. local time.
A year later, he dropped his debut single, "Fleek," followed by "Selfish," which reached No. 16 on the Billboard rap chart
Throughout his career, Rock collaborated with an assortment of marquee rappers, including 2 Chainz, Russ, Wiz Khalifa, Nicki Minaj
Rock’s burgeoning career was celebrated in 2017 when he was tapped as part of XXL magazine’s popular Freshman Class issue.