Dolla before joining Akon was reportedly with the group The Rascals. Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009) better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper. "So Fly" did not bring the success that was desired and the group was dropped from the label soon after. In 2007, Burton signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label and used the stage name Dolla for his releases. When police approached him, Berry said he knew why they were there, raised his hands and told them he had a 9 MM gun in his waistband. 25 on the Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart, "Heartbreak Collision" and "Like This," featuring Akon. Unfortunately, Elektra folded a few years later and the group was released from their contract in 2003. On a video on the page, Dolla appears rhyming the lyrics, "I'm so easy to love but even harder to hate / n*ggas wanna see me die and take a fall from grace / but I know the short cuts to stay ahead of the race.".

He began his musical endeavor with "brothers": SAS Scrapp Deleon and himself. Bail was subsequently lowered to $1million by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Terry Bork in late May. Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. ), was then officially released on November 4, 2008. Born in Chicago in 1988 as a twin, Dolla's sibling died due to an enlarged heart. On May 18, 2009, Burton was shot to death outside a shopping mall in Los Angeles, and Aubrey Berry was arrested for his murder. The funeral was held in a Muslim style, known as Janazah. Roderick Anthony Burton II (November 25, 1987 – May 18, 2009) better known by his stage name Dolla, was an American rapper. ", which was his biggest hit, reaching #82 on the Billboard Hot 100; the edited version substituted the profanity with "heck". "A Dolla And A Dream" was a reflection of Dolla's struggles. Burton began his music career in 2000 with rap group Da Razkalz Cru under the stage name Bucklyte. It was then that Mr. Berry shot him four times in self-defense, Burton later died from a bullet wound that pierced his heart. So far, "A Dolla And A Dream" featured production from Jazze Pha, Polow Da Don and Akon, among others. He made his debut with the single "Who the Fuck Is That? On the intro to the album, aside from rapping about his father's death, selling drugs, his sister's incarceration and being shot, he also rhymes about dropping out of high school and getting his GED. That same year, he met Akon and P. Diddy, the latter of whom hired Burton as a model for his Sean John line of clothes; Burton appeared on billboards for the clothing line and modeled across the United States. On "Gon' Be Alright," he addresses teen pregnancy and the rising number of AIDS-infected inner city-dwellers, and "1125," which references Dolla's birth date, is about his twin sister. Burton's funeral was held May 23 in the Word of Faith Love Center in the East Point neighborhood of Atlanta. As the murder trial wrapped up prior to jury deliberation, the defendant's attorney, Howard Price, made much of Burton's gangsta rap lyrics and videos with gang members to paint the victim as a violent gang member and thug who attacked his client. Due to Coronavirus, Ice Cube on Role in Developing Trump Campaign's 'Platinum Plan' for Black America | Billboard News. By then, Akon had already formed his Konvict Muzik imprint and was looking to expand, and so he signed a joint venture with Dolla's The Gang Entertainment. TMZ reports police arrested a man identified as 23-year-old Aubrey Berry at LAX after authorities issued an alert that the suspect may be headed for the airport. The Atlanta rapper had signed with Jive Records and Akon’s Konvict Muzik to release his debut album, Dolla & A Dream.

later that day while dining out at P.F.

but an incident at a nightclub is Atlanta, GA slowed him down.

Dolla was born in Chicago in 1988 and moved with his family to Los Angeles, then to Atlanta, according to the biography on his MySpace page.

Jay Rock sent his prayers and condolences to Burton's family and stated that these kinds of acts have to stop. He had served as a Sean John Model from Diddy, even appeared …

© 2020 Billboard. and were signed to Elektra Records. According to the Los Angeles Times, the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to Akon's Konvict Muzik label in 2007, had flown to Los Angeles that very morning to continue work on his oft-delayed solo debut, "A Dolla And A Dream," which had been slated for a summer release.

Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). The song "Make a Toast" was released again with the feature of Lil Wayne. Witnesses say he surrendered without a struggle. 42 early 2008. Chang's he saw the same person whom he had met at the club 11 days prior the man had claimed that Dolla was an affiliate with the Mansfield Gangster Crips and that he was terrified which lead to him leaving the restaurant. Shortly after, Dolla was signed as a solo artist to Jive Records via Konvict.

The airport police reportedly spotted a man who matched the description of the assailant sitting in the lobby of one of the terminals. Roderick Anthony Burton II also known as Dolla was an American rapper from Decatur, GA He was born in Chicago, IL November, 25, 1987 but soon moved to Decatur. On May 21, 2010, a jury acquitted Berry of first degree murder and all other charges, including assault with a firearm. They were noticed by the likes of P. Diddy, Missy elliott, etc. As first reported on Billboard.com last year, Dolla lived through his share of hardships in his short life. (featuring Akon & T-Pain), charted on the Billboard Hot 100. In 2006, his sister was sentenced to jail following an altercation with police, leaving Dolla and his mother to care for his young niece and nephew. Dolla would tell this story multiple times. The last appearance the rapper made was in Ciara's video for her single "Never Ever". Roderick Anthony Burton II, Dolla was an American hip hop recording artist from Atlanta, Georgia. I want them to know my story and about my struggles," Dolla told Billboard.

This following a prior altercation between the two men in an Atlanta nightclub on May 7, 2009 where Berry was beaten and kicked by a group of men that included Burton. Dolla would also leave too, and met the man outside with Scrapp Deleon and DJ Shabazz with him they did nothing to him and the man "thought" Dolla was reaching to grab a weapon after an argument between the two. In 2007, Dolla was shot during an attempted robbery. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. “It’s a terrible tragedy," T-Pain added. "I want everybody to know me and who I am.

Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. As early as age ten, Dolla was dealing drugs in attempt to help make ends meet at home. The shooting allegedly occured shortly after 3:00 PM near the La Cienega Boulevard entrance to the Beverly Center in Los Angeles, after a fight between a group of individuals broke out. The Saga Continues (Bloods & Crips album), It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa (Eazy-E ep album), Def Jam Fight for NY: The Takeover (video game), AKSHUN MAN - ThugMinded (Fast Cars) Video By Hollow Point Pictures, Regie Marvelous - 160 bang bang(montreal rap)UPTOWN, Regie Marvelous - Bout it Bout it(Montreal rap)160, REGIE MARVELOUS Feat flawless , propane , demon514 - 160 TAKE OVER (official video)MONTREAL RAP, Rappers and Rap Groups in Atlanta Metropolitan Area, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolla_%28rapper%29, List of Atlanta Metropolitan Area rappers and rap groups, https://hiphopdatabase.fandom.com/wiki/Dolla_(rapper)?oldid=38654, May 18, 2009 (aged 21) Los Angeles, California, 2008: "Who the Fuck Is That?"

He was 21. This is a senseless crime and the industry has lost a real talent.

At once the man fired shots at the rapper one bullet piercing his heart.

By 2001, the group signed a deal with Elektra Records, where Dolla met the singer/producer Akon.